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International rapid response team called over HIV/AIDS outbreak in Sindh: Dr. Zafar Mirza

[From Dawn, May 26, 2019] “Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Health Services Dr Zafar Mirza on Sunday announced that after seeking the advice of the Sindh health minister, he had called an international rapid response team in the aftermath of the recent HIV/AIDS outbreak in the province. Pakistan is a considered a… Read More »

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Cryptococcal Meningitis Responsible for 1 in 10 HIV-Related Deaths, Study Reports

[From ContagionLive, May 23, 2019] “Cryptococcosis is one of the leading causes of death in sub-Saharan Africa among adults living with HIV. Tuberculosis is the most common cause of AIDS-related morality in adults, but estimates indicate that cryptococcal meningitis is the second most common cause, with a mortality rate of around 15%.” For more, click… Read More »

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HIV upsurge in China’s students

[From Science Magazine, May 24, 2019] “Thirty years ago, China experienced its first indigenous HIV/AIDS cases. Since then, HIV has spread from drug users and blood transfusion recipients to the general urban population, mainly through sexual routes. Particularly worrisome is the recent increase of HIV infection among college students, according to the Chinese Center for… Read More »

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