Topics :: World Health Organization

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Seattle Experts Call for End to AIDS-related Fungal Infections

INTERNATIONAL | By EDGE | Mar 12
Currently about 1,500,000 people die of AIDS and its complications each year. Many die of fungal infections; how many is not clear because of a lack of access to excellent diagnostic tests.

Oral Contraception OK for HIV-Positive Women

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Nov 4
Contrary to guidelines issued by the World Health Organization, new research has found that HIV-positive women receiving one of the most common forms of drug therapy should be able to use at least some forms of oral contraception.

PrEP Is Safe and Effective, Even For Those Who Miss Doses

AIDS | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 31
An exciting and late-breaking development at the AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne revealed findings published in Lancet Infectious Diseases that show that PrEP is safe and effective at preventing HIV infection.

Health Experts Urge WHO to Remove LGBT ’Disorders’ From ICD

HEALTH | By Winnie McCroy | Jul 3
As the World Health Organization and the United Nations prepare to release a new edition of their International Classification of Diseases (ICD) guidelines in 2017, health experts have asked them to review and/or remove several "disorders."

WHO, UN Condemn Forced Sterilization of Trans & Intersex People

POLITICS | By Winnie McCroy | Jun 2
The World Health Organization (WHO) has joined forces with UN and other groups to condemn the forced sterilization of transgender and intersex people in a groundbreaking report.

Sandra Bernhard Comes Out to Support HIV Equal Testing Event

SPECIAL EVENTS | By Winnie McCroy | May 30
On May 31, celebrities including Sandra Bernhard will gather at BarTini Ultra Lounge to be tested for HIV and photographed as part of Jack Mackenroth’s HIV Equal Project.

More HIV care for pregnant women in poor countries

HEALTH | Sep 29
Just over half of HIV-infected pregnant women in poor countries received crucial AIDS drugs to protect their unborn children last year, the World Health Organization reported Tuesday - one of a list of improvements in the global fight against HIV.

WHO says measles making ’rapid comeback’

HEALTH | By Frank Jordans | May 24
Measles is making a rapid comeback in African, Asian and even some European countries despite being easily avoided through vaccination, the World Health Organizations said Friday as countries pledged to sharply cut infections and deaths worldwide by 2015.

New strategy may be last shot to get rid of polio

HEALTH | By Maria Cheng | May 21
For years, the world has been on the brink of wiping out polio, the deadly disease that can paralyze and kill children.

Expert panel to view confidential swine flu papers

HEALTH | By Frank Jordans | May 20
An expert panel investigating the World Health Organization’s response to last year’s swine flu outbreak said Wednesday it wants to see confidential exchanges between the U.N. body and drug companies.

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