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Nigeria's fight against ill-health and malnutrition
If we can put forward a state and non-state collaboration we can stop the risk of famine in the country.
458 points by Al Jazeera English | Internally displaced person Refugee Nigeria Vaccination Africa AIDS Hausa language Chad
First case of Zika transmitted through sex reported in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania now has its first case of a person infected by the Zika virus through sexual transmission, according to an announcement today from the state Department of Health.
3 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | Mosquito HIV Insect repellent AIDS Infection Insect Malaria Birth control
First sexually-transmitted Zika case reported in Pa.

94 points by The Philadelphia Inquirer | Infection The Residents AIDS Abuse Bullying Defamation HIV Obscenity
Pennsylvania IDs its first case of sexually transmitted Zika
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Health officials say they've identified the first person in Pennsylvania to get infected with the Zika virus through sex. Health Secretary Karen Murphy said Thursday a state resident contracted the disease while traveling in an area where the virus is being transmitted. That person infected his ...
-1 points by The Washington Times | United States Pennsylvania Human sexual behavior Sexual intercourse AIDS State Washington D.C. HIV
AIDS foundation alleges Humana discriminates against Illinois HIV patients
The AIDS Foundation of Chicago has filed a complaint against Humana with the federal government, alleging the insurer discriminates against Illinois HIV and AIDS patients on the Obamacare exchange by charging them too much for life-prolonging medications. The foundation, along with the Center for...
-1 points by Chicago Tribune | HIV AIDS Antiretroviral drug Tuberculosis Pharmacology CCR5
Been in a Zika zone? Be sure to practice safe sex, U.N. agency says
WASHINGTON — The World Health Organization on Tuesday expanded its guidance on preventing Zika, warning that everyone who visits a Zika-infected zone should practice safe sex for six months, even if they show no symptoms of the disease.
-1 points by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | AIDS Human sexual behavior HIV Sexual intercourse Safe sex Aedes aegypti World Health Organization Birth control
Prostitution 'easiest way out' for Zambia's drought-stricken farmers
LUSAKA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Repeated failed crops caused by worsening drought have forced Christine Mwenda, a small-scale farmer in Zambia's central Mumbwa region, to do what was previously unthinkable.
32 points by Reuters | Zambia Agriculture Thomson Reuters AIDS Reuters Sexually transmitted disease Africa Southern Africa
New sex guidelines for Zika prevention

142 points by CNN | Sexual intercourse HIV AIDS Infection Human sexuality Human sexual behavior Sex Vagina
How Congress could bring back HIV/AIDS
When the HIV/AIDS epidemic raged across the United States in the 1980s, the federal government looked the other way.
-1 points by Daily News | AIDS HIV United States Antiretroviral drug Health care Health Mitch McConnell Health insurance
Rice 360 Institute for Global Health named finalist for $100 million grant
On Wednesday, the MacArthur Foundation announced that the Rice 360 Institute for Global Health is one of eight finalists for a $100 million grant. The 360 group has been working for more than a decade to help improve the survival outcome of babies born in Africa by improving neonatal technology in hospitals. 
72 points by The Houston Chronicle | Africa Sub-Saharan Africa Malaria Infant North Africa Pediatrics Neonatal intensive care unit AIDS
WHO broadens Zika safe sex guidelines for travellers
Health agency updates guidance on Zika, saying both men and women should now use protection or abstain for six months.
334 points by Al Jazeera English | AIDS Sexual intercourse HIV Human sexual behavior Sex Semen Male Oral sex
South Africa's plan to tackle HIV among sex workers
South African activists call for the decriminalisation of sex work to protect human rights and reduce spread of HIV.
2496 points by Al Jazeera English | Prostitution HIV South Africa AIDS Sex worker Sex workers' rights Rape Sex industry
Pornhub to offer 'real sex info' at new wellness center
Pornography website PornHub is set to open its first ‘Sexual Wellness Center’, offering its 70 million daily users an online resource packed with “real information” on sex. Read Full Article at RT.com
411 points by Russia Today | HIV AIDS Psychology Clinical psychology Birth control Safe sex Philippines Sex education
Zika no longer a world public health emergency: WHO
Health agency says mosquito-borne still poses a significant public health challenge requiring intense action.
57 points by Al Jazeera English | World Health Organization AIDS Sexual intercourse Human sexual behavior Chlamydia infection Pregnancy Infection Public health
WHO revises sex guidelines for Zika prevention
If you've traveled to any country with a current outbreak of Zika, you should wait a full eight weeks to have unprotected sex or attempt to conceive a baby, even if you have no symptoms of the disease, the World Health Organization said today. Previous guidance suggested taking precautions or abstaining for only four weeks.
1052 points by CNN | World Health Organization Epidemiology AIDS World
Happy end to toddler’s sad birthday
She was only two, but it turned into the worst birthday ever. Tot doing fine after eight months of bleeding blisters all over her face.
1432 points by Daily News | Infection Eczema Sexually transmitted diseases and infections Epidemiology Sexually transmitted disease Virus Human sexual behavior AIDS
Natural born killers: Common virus can stimulate immune system to destroy cancer cells – study
British scientists say a common virus that causes childhood coughs and colds could be key in developing future treatments for primary liver cancer and hepatitis C. Read Full Article at RT.com
393 points by Russia Today | Cancer Immune system Interferon Virus Antibody AIDS Natural killer cell Lymphocyte
Zika is an STD: Why not call it one?
Studies show that the Zika virus is detectable in semen for up to 6 months after infection, Kelly McBride Folkers, Arthur L. Caplan, and Lee Igel say
10247 points by CNN | Sexually transmitted disease AIDS Human sexual behavior Immune system Oral sex Epidemiology Blood donation HIV
Man gets 45 years for killing ex-girlfriend as their kids watched
A man who gunned down his ex-girlfriend in front of their two young children as they sat in a van was sentenced to 45 years in prison Friday.
14 points by Chicago Sun-Times | Sexually transmitted disease Human sexual behavior Murder Arrest AIDS