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We need your help. Venezuela’s HIV medication is running out.

We need your help. Venezuela’s HIV medication is running out.

  • 2nd May 2016
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The limited availability of medication in Venezuela is reaching a critical point. The country is set to run out of ARVs by the end of June. And when that happens, the lives of the 61,000 people living with HIV in Venezuela will be at risk. This is an urgent call for medication, and we will be collecting and shipping whatever we can to alleviate this looming problem. If you are able to donate any of the needed medications, please mail it to: AID FOR AIDS 515 Greenwich St. Suite 506 New York, NY 10013 If you have any questions we can be reached by phone at 212.337.8043 or you can e-mail Pedro Aguilar at paguilar@aidforaids.org The people of Venezuela need:
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Sexual practices that DO NOT transmit hiv

Sexual practices that DO NOT transmit hiv

  • 12th February 2016
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In spite of the hiv knowledge and the years it has been around, it is still common to hear people saying that hiv is "contagious" or that there are people at the movies who threaten "to infect you with aids" by using a needle. There are uncountable myths like the ones we just mentioned and for that reason is important to be informed and to know which are the real ways in which hiv can be transmitted. Now you will be presented with a list of 5 sexual practices that do not transmit hiv. Oral sex without condom There are certain sexually transmitted infections that can be transmitted through oral sex; however, hiv is not easily transmitted by oral sex. What we recommend is that if you are going to perform oral sex, avoid ejaculating in the other person's mouth and do not swallow semen. In the same manner, if…
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PrEP and how it helps to prevent hiv

PrEP and how it helps to prevent hiv

  • 12th February 2016
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Over the last few months, there has been a lot of talking related to the new PrEP or Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis and it has been incorporated into the everyday language of many people in the United States and other countries around the world. But, what does PrEP mean? It's a way to prevent hiv through the daily consumption of an antiretroviral called Truvada® by people with hiv. According to many studies Truvada® has 100% effectiveness in preventing hiv transmission among gay men and other men who have sex with men (MSM). The problem is that it is not available in Latin America. Also, if a person wanted to buy the drug they would have to pay $ 500 for a bottle containing 30 pills what makes it very difficult, if not impossible to get it in our country under the current situation. The fact that PrEP is nearly 100% effective in…
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Brazil achieves the first 90 goal

Brazil achieves the first 90 goal

  • 12th February 2016
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In 2005 Brazil treated nearly 81,000 people with antiretroviral drugs against hiv, the largest number in its history after an increase of 13% compared to 2014, according to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, that made the announcement this last Thursday. The figures indicate that, in six years, the increase in the number of people with hiv treated by the public health system has been 97%, from 231,000 people in 2009 to 445,000 in 2015. This shows that the Brazilian Government has already reached the third of the 90-90-90 goals that was agreed to be achieved by 2020 in order to eliminate hiv. Brazil has achieved the first goal having 91% of Brazilians adults with hiv on treatment for at least 6 months, showing viral suppression. “We are getting more people tested, spreading more information, treating more people, the number of notifications is decreasing, showing that there are effective interventions being…
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