Monthly Archives: January 2016

E-cigarettes ‘poison the airways and weaken the immune system’

E-cigarettes, widely touted as a safer alternative to cigarettes, are toxic to the airways, suppress the immune system and enhance bacterial activity, according to a new study. …read more

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‘Hugh’s paint­ing evolved into a sin­gu­lar style that grew in inten­sity and focus and took flight’

Hyun Mi Oh, a close friend of Hugh Steers, reflects on his art and life in anticipation of Visual AIDS’s Hugh Steers book launch program on February 12 in Los Angeles. …read more

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WHO to assemble Emergency Committee on Zika virus

In response to rapid spread of Zika virus, the World Health Organization are to discuss whether the outbreak constitutes a public health emergency of international concern. …read more

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Zika virus infection – United States of America – United States Virgin Islands

On 25 January 2016, the National IHR Focal Point for the United States of America notified PAHO/WHO of the first laboratory-confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in St. Croix, one of the three main islands in the United States Virgin Islands (USVI). The USVI Department of Health received laboratory confirmation of the case […]

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On the Passing of Jacques Chambers, HIV Legal Expert

We learned earlier this week that Jacques Chambers passed away on Jan. 11. Even if that name doesn’t ring a bell for you, it’s likely that if you’re part of the HIV community, you’ve been touched in some way by his efforts.

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