Two women unlock possible key to HIV vaccine

JOHANNESBURG, 23 October 2012 (PlusNews) - Two South African women may have helped unlock the key to a vaccine to rid the world of one its deadliest epidemics, according to new research released by South African HIV experts. full report

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EAST AFRICA: Sex workers need help too

NAIROBI, 19 October 2012 (PlusNews) - In humanitarian emergencies impoverished women may turn to sex work as a way of feeding themselves and their families; without the usual health services and given the often low education of those involved, sex is frequently unprotected, exposing them and their clients to sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV. full report

UGANDA: Worrying HIV levels among civil servants

KAMPALA, 12 October 2012 (PlusNews) - HIV prevalence among public servants in Uganda is 16.3 percent, more than twice the national average, according to a recently released assessment of the epidemic among the country's various sectors. full report

SOUTH AFRICA: Straight talk with Fareed Abdullah, head of the South African AIDS council

JOHANNESBURG, 11 October 2012 (PlusNews) - Tasked with leading the South African National AIDS Council (SANAC) through its most ambitious and far-reaching reform yet, Fareed Abdullah has his work cut out for him. full report

AFRICA: Need for better research dissemination

ADDIS ABABA, 10 October 2012 (PlusNews) - African research to improve patient care and treatment is growing, but the dissemination of evidence-based approaches to healthcare lags behind, experts say. full report

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HEALTH: 13th International Union against Sexually Transmitted Infections World Congress, 15-17 October 2012
From 15 -17 October 2012, 700 specialists and trainees in sexual health, HIV medicine, public health, microbiology, epidemiology and behavioural science will meet to share information on the medical, scientific, social and epidemiological aspects of sexually transmitted infections and their control, and discuss the latest developments in research, clinical manifestations, prevention, testing and treatment of STIs.
HIV/AIDS: 11th International Congress on Drug Therapy in HIV Infection, 11-15 November 2012 - Glasgow
Although there has been steady progress in HIV drug treatment, significant challenges still remain; and the Congress will address further developments and innovations in therapeutic strategies and research impacting on the management of HIV infection.
HEALTH: The 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health, 13-17 November 2012
The 43rd Union World Conference on Lung Health is a five day conference covering the latest developments, opportunities and challenges in tuberculosis, HIV, tobacco control, lung health and non-communicable diseases.
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