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More Obamacare insurers in Louisiana reject AIDS patients

By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The only three insurance companies in Louisiana that sell healthcare policies under President Barack Obama's healthcare law throughout the state are rejecting payments from a federal program intended to h...  More »

Exclusive: AIDS patients in Obamacare limbo as insurers reject checks

By Sharon Begley and Julie Steenhuysen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obama's healthcare reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they ...  More »

Decision aids reduce mammograms among older women

By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women over 75 who learned more about the risks and benefits of mammogram screenings were less likely to go through with the test in a new study. Women should have a mammogram - an X-ray of the breast ...  More »

NYC PR executive loses job after Twitter post about AIDS in Africa

A public relations executive for the prominent New York-based Internet media company IAC lost her job on Saturday after she posted a message joking about AIDS in Africa and race on her Twitter account, sparking an online furor. I'm white!&quo...  More »

Bristol adds medicine to patent pool for AIDS drugs

Bristol-Myers Squibb is to share intellectual property rights on an important HIV/AIDS drug in a patent pool designed to make treatments more widely available in poor countries. The licensing deal will enable generic drug firms around the world t...  More »

G8 summit calls for AIDS-style fight against dementia

By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - The world needs to fight the spread of dementia in the same way it mobilized against AIDS, a British government minister told a special summit on the disease on Wednesday, saying failure to tackle it would wrec...  More »

Obama announces funding for AIDS research, prevention

President Barack Obama on Monday announced a boost to funding for research into HIV/AIDS prevention and pledged up to $5 billion to support an international effort aimed at combating HIV/AIDS. Speaking at the White House to mark World AIDS Day, t...  More »

AIDS proves stubborn in Europe as new HIV infections rise

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in AIDS cases in the West. A rep...  More »

'AIDS in Africa' tag out of date as progress differs: campaigners

By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - Progress in the battle against AIDS is widely divergent in different African countries, so much so that to talk about "AIDS in Africa" as one epidemic needing a single approach has become an anachronis...  More »

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