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HIV+ airman wins appeal

A military judge in Wichita found Gutierrez guilty in January 2011 on seven of eight counts of aggravated assault and of violating his commander’s order to notify partners about his HIV status and use condoms. …In its petition, the defence argued that the evidence was not sufficient to prove Gutierrez was HIV positive. The test used has since been recalled by the Food and […]

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3 victims of HIV+ paedophile test negative

A 36-year-old man who abused three little boys despite being HIV positive was jailed for 14 years today. …Matthew Dunford, prosecuting, said the boys have had to undergo a course of treatment because the defendant was HIV positive but to date all had been negative. For the boys to have been offered preventive treatment we […]

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UN Global Report 2013: 42% reduction of HIV infection in sub-Saharan Africa despite declining condom use

The annual number of new HIV infections among adults and adolescents decreased by 50% or more in 26 countries between 2001 and 2012. …recent surveys in several countries in sub‑Saharan Africa have detected decreases in condom use and/or an increase in the number of sexual partners. …Across sub-Saharan Africa, diverse countries have achieved notable reductions […]

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MDD, HIV?

People who experience episodes of major depressive disorder (MDD) are significantly more likely to have episodes of detectable HIV in their cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), according to an analysis of the large CHARTER study presented as a late-breaker poster at the 53rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) last week in Denver. …At study […]

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