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Breakthrough in treatment of HIV-related cryptococcal meningitis gives Gilead another opportunity to fulfil its promise to scale up access to lifesaving drug

Today, as preliminary AMBITION trial results demonstrated a breakthrough in treatment of HIV-related cryptococcal meningitis, simplifying and shortening treatment by using a single dose of liposomal amphotericin B (L-AmB) in combination with existing oral therapy, Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders...

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HIV is in a state of silent crisis in Central African Republic

Some 38 million people in the world are living with HIV/AIDS, over two-thirds of them in sub-Saharan Africa [1]. While Central African Republic (CAR) is considered a low HIV prevalence country compared to many southern African countries, it is in a particularly critical situation,...

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Manipur: Working with HIV and TB patients in remote areas

By Edoardo Nicolotti, Project Coordinator, Manipur After working in Nepal for several years when I got the opportunity to work in Manipur, I was really excited. In my mind, I had the impression that Manipur would be very similar to...

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HIV/AIDS: AIDS death toll stagnating due to lack of testing at community level

KIGALI/BRUSSELS – 1 DECEMBER 2019 — Hundreds of thousands of people continue to die from advanced HIV, also known as AIDS, because countries are still ill-equipped to detect and treat people suffering through advanced stages of the disease, according to a new...

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Manipur: “Don’t give up, be positive”

Images by Jan-Joseph Stok It was in the year 2013, when 33-year-old Sinruwng Bejoy Anal learnt he was HIV positive. At first he had problems coping with his illnesses and was full of fear, but now he knows how to...

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Manipur: Providing patient-centered HIV, TB, and hepatitis care to patients

When Thongsei Lupho, 44, first started feeling unwell, he suspected he had contracted Tuberculosis. He visited MSF’s clinic in Moreh, on the Indo-Myanmar border, where he was diagnosed with HIV. Lupho had used drugs in the past to gain social...

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UNAIDS update: High ongoing AIDS mortality reminds us that the fight against HIV is far from over

Brussels / Geneva / Johannesburg - 770 000 people died of HIV worldwide in 2018. These are disturbing figures in the UNAIDS Global Aids Update 2019 released today in Eshowe, South Africa. Timely use of effective diagnostic tools and medicines to...

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Gilead Sciences fails on promise to expand access to lifesaving drug for people living with HIV

Inaction by US pharmaceutical corporation Gilead to follow through on its so-called ‘access initiative’ leaves people unable to access a vital drug to treat a deadly infection. Delhi/Geneva - Pharmaceutical corporation Gilead Sciences has failed to deliver on promises to make...

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HIV/AIDS

Confronting the deadly pandemic An estimated 1 million people die each year from HIV/AIDS, while nearly 2 million people become newly infected with the virus. Approximately 36.9 million people were living with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) at the end...

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Bihar: On the frontline of treating kala azar-HIV co-infection

Kala azar is one of the most dangerous neglected tropical diseases in the world. It is spread to humans by bites from infected female sand flies and attacks the immune system. While cases of the disease are declining steadily, kala...

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Bihar: "I try to bring hope to patients living with kala azar-HIV co-infection"

Name : Designation : Interview conducted and written by Kavitha Devadas for MSF Kala azar is one of the most dangerous neglected tropical diseases in the world. It is spread to humans by bites from infected female sand flies and...

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Zoya’s story: "I have returned from the brink of death"

Name : Designation : Interview conducted and written by Kavitha Devadas for MSF As well as suffering a lack of awareness and social stigma, kala azar-HIV co-infected patients are also prone to other infections, relapse more often and are at...

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