Author Archives: Rusiate Mataika

About Rusiate Mataika

I am a Fijian and 55 years old.

Study shows drug effective in preventing HIV

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) — Thirty-two years after the AIDS virus was first discovered, the findings of a new study done by Kaiser Permanente prove HIV is 100 percent preventable. More than 600 patients have been on the drug Truvada for about … Continue reading

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Singapore lifts ban on HIV travellers

Kiwis infected with HIV can now visit Singapore, after the city state lifted a ban that has stood for more than two decades. The ban on those entering on short-term visit passes was lifted on April 1 this year, the … Continue reading

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World-first HIV study has major implications for treatment

A major global HIV study has provided — for the first time ever — definitive evidence for the health benefits of going on treatment as soon as one is diagnosed with HIV. This has big implications in Australia, too. A … Continue reading

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HIV testing rates lower in Tasmania, study reveals

HIV testing rates among Tasmania’s homosexual community are lower than most other states, a survey has shown. The University of New South Wales’ Centre for Social Research surveyed 210 Tasmanian men for a gay community periodic survey. The surveys are … Continue reading

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UN calls for zero discrimination against Women with HIV

Wang Qiuyun, a middle-aged woman in Hebi, Henan Province, was dealt a big blow when she was tested HIV positive after suffering from a constant fever for a few days in late 2004. Astonished, stigmatized and desperate at the news … Continue reading

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Conference critical for PLHIV

  “This year is critical for us for raising public awareness, building political commitment and strengthening our network and knowledge,” Habiba Akhter, Executive Director of the Ashar Alo Society that works with people living with HIV/AIDS, told She made … Continue reading

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HIV rise points to drop in safety

Health authorities are worried that the safe sex message has fallen off the radar in Western Australia, with new figures showing a spike in people diagnosed with HIV. The WA Health Department says the annual number of HIV notifications has … Continue reading

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