December 5, 2019

World AIDS Day – 1 December campaign encourages health workers and youth to have open conversations about HIV

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Washington, DC, 27 November (PAHO)- ‘Talk to me openly’ – the slogan for this year’s World AIDS Day campaign by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), UNAIDS, UNICEF, the Latin American Network of Young People Living with HIV (J+LAC), and the Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP), seeks to ensure that health professionals talk about HIV […]

PAHO-WHO at the 10th IAS conference on HIV science

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PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION     www.paho.org WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION                    www.who.int News and Public Information Media Advisory PAHO/WHO at IAS2019 Experts from PAHO/WHO to participate in international scientific conference on HIV/AIDS in Mexico The Director of PAHO, Carissa F. Etienne, will be a keynote speaker during the opening ceremony. There will also be sessions on PrEP in Latin America and […]

He Jiankui: Baby gene experiment ‘foolish and dangerous’

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By James Gallagher From BBC The first people to be gene-edited – a pair of baby twin girls – may have been mutated in a way that shortens life expectancy, research suggests. Prof He Jiankui shocked the world when he genetically altered the twins to try to give them protection against HIV. But a study in […]

Regional health and communications specialists develop key messaging on non-communicable diseases

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Friday, May 10, 2019 — Willemstad, Curaçao: Over 35 healthcare and communications professionals from 25 Caribbean countries met in Curaçao from April 29-30, 2019 to finalise a regional strategy aimed at the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) – the number one cause of death in the Caribbean. The two-day workshop, facilitated by the Organisation of Eastern […]

London man is second reported to be cured of HIV, a major development in the fight against AIDS

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From The Virgin Islands Consortium Researchers revealed on Monday that a man infected with HIV may be the second person to beat the virus that causes AIDS, a development that takes the fight in finding a cure a giant leap forward. According to the research, which was published Monday in the journal Nature, almost three […]

Research reveals gene-edited babies may have enhanced brains

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By Brian Freeman from Newsmax The widely-condemned Chinese scientist who created the world’s first gene-edited babies may have inadvertently enhanced their brains, Newsweek reported on Monday. He Jiankui, in announcing in November the birth of twin girls whom he had genetically edited by deleting the CCR5 gene, said he had done so to have them become more […]

New study warns of inadequate prevention responses to HIV epidemic in the C’bean

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From Jamaica Observer GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — A study has found that while the Caribbean has made progress in responding to the HIV epidemic, the impact of the prevention response has been inadequate, particularly among key populations. The study also found that of concern to regional stakeholders is that the annual number of new HIV […]

Don’t worry, our cats won’t turn us into psychopaths

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By Steve Williams From Care2 A 2012 article by the Independent shines a light on the already known, but still tentative, link between the cat parasite Toxoplasma gondii and a potential for psychological disturbances in those humans it infects. Furthermore, the article draws readers’ attention to the fact that a soon-to-be issued report that shows British infection rates may […]

The Editor speaks: World AIDS Day but more steam needed

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Last Saturday (1) was World AIDS Day. Please read our Minister of Health’s message on World AIDS Day published on our website at: https://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-minister-of-healths-message-for-world-aids-day/   The Cayman AIDS Foundation on their Facebook page says: The Cayman AIDS Foundation (CAF) is a community based organisation which provides education on the danger of, helps prevent the spread […]

World AIDS Day: PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV

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World AIDS Day – 1 December PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV and halting the AIDS epidemic Knowing HIV status is vital to accessing prevention, treatment, ensuring follow-up, protecting future partners and avoiding new HIV infections. 1 in 4 people with the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean do not […]