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JUST IN: #BNNAfghanistan Reports.

The Ministry of Public Health said that it lacks sufficient resources to properly identify and treat AIDS patients, adding that over 3,000 people, including women and children, are living with #AIDS in the country. #health #Hiv #Afghanistan Image
Deputy of the Ministry of Public Health, Habibullah Akhundzada, in a statement said, “3,200 HIV cases have been recorded in Afghanistan, of which 75% are men and 25% are women.”
"We attempt to provide information, diagnose those who are affected, and treat them,” said the director of the infectious diseases department of the ministry, Bismillah.
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WATCH: #BNNMexico Reports.

Dozens of demonstrators gathered at the Angel of Independence to march towards the Hemiciclo a Juarez, the mobilization aimed to remember the victims of AIDS and make visible the cases of people living with the virus (HIV). #Mexico #AIDS #Health
The peaceful march on December 1st, International Day of the Fight against HIV-AIDS was called by various LGBT+ collectives and activists in favor of sexual and reproductive rights, the contingent left from the Angel of Independence.
Since the mobilization took place at the beginning of the night, the people who marched carried signs with red LED lights, the same color of the ribbon that represents the fight to inform about the virus and the disease it causes.
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#LongCovid is the new #AIDS. There are no therapeutics & doctors have no guidance. The #NIH is dragging it’s feet with drug trials & expediting reasonable treatments (not meditation or exercise). The #WHO needs to call for an expedited international effort to combat this disease.
Aside from being a moral problem it’s an economic problem. If billions are spent now trillions will be saved later. Imagine 10% of your workforce on disability. @jpmorgan @WellsFargo @BankofAmerica @Citi @GoldmanSachs should speak up. @Forbes & others understand. Action is needed
The public is losing trust due to the lack luster results of the recover initiative. The @NIHDirector, @CDCDirector, @WHCOVIDResponse, @HHS_ASH, @Surgeon_General, @AshishKJha46, @SecBecerra, @DrCaliff_FDA, & @POTUS need to be held accountable. Their failures to help this…
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If you're standing underneath it☝️
you will see when you inspect it
that a Flying V is made of flying geese

The pointed end flies in the lead
so when it flies it's hard to read
You've got to tip your head to see

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When you look back at the history of #HIV and #AIDS it took a massive publicity campaign & years to bring the public to the understanding that things had changed, that wearing a condom was now a habit they needed to adopt so they wouldn't get and spread a lethal infection. Image
And it was a different time, when people's media consumption was limited to TV, movies and print, most of which did not want to acknowledge the scale of the problem let alone promote a change to the status quo.

A lot of people suffered and died tragic, horrible, needless deaths
The scars from that era are still felt to this day. It took decades for an effective treatment to be developed, and in the beginning the attitudes from those in authority ranged from blasé to outright contempt and celebration at people's suffering.
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#Riboflavin (#vitamin B2) versus #covid19?

A series of molecular docking studies (modeling of biological actions by computer) indicate that plain old cheap old perfectly-safe old RIBOFLAVIN inhibits critical #SARS_CoV2 #proteases -- thus acting as potential #antiviral compound.
By analogy: viral protease inhibitors are the basis of anti-#HIV #ART (anti-retroviral therapy) - drugs used widely to maintain disease-free, #AIDS-free life, albeit at a cost: $25-50K per year. Plus headache, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and a dozen other crappy side effects.
Riboflavin, if it proves to be effective in humans, or even if it doesn't, would cost perhaps $25 (twenty five, not 25 thousand) per year, with no headaches, nausea or the rest of that rot. Just so you know.
There is only slight chance that the definitive human studies will be
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Nunca vi vírus ou bactéria saindo pra perguntar ‘você é gay? Hétero? Bi?’ antes de infectar alguém.
IST’s não te escolhem por orientação sexual.

Achar que ‘monkeypox’, ‘HIV’, ‘sífilis’ são problemas só do outro, te dão uma falsa sensação de segurança.
E é aí que acontece com vc.
Obs: ainda não se bateu o martelo de que varíola pelo monkeypox seja exatamente uma IST (infecção sexualmente transmissível) apesar do vírus ter sido detectado em esperma, secreções anais e vaginais.
Qualquer contato íntimo pele com pele pode transmitir, inclusive sexo.
O início da epidemia de HIV teve concentração dos casos em alguns grupos vulneráveis, mas isso foi mudando através do tempo.

Como o tempo foi havendo ‘heterossexualização’ da transmissão, aumentando também entre mulheres e idosos.
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Nyt sitä saa. #Oulu #Kiuru-#Marin-#provisio-#piikittää kaikki, poliittisella päätöksellä.
- Ikää, lääkärilupia, #InformedConsent eikä myyntilupien perään kysellä.
- Virkavallalla on muuta kiireitä, #moporatsia't ja muutakin on.
- #Fimea ja @ValviraSoteValv vaiennettu.
@ValviraSoteValv Vietä ihana #Pharmageddon-#Joulu2022
#Oulu sai juuri lisää #krematorio -kapasiteettia, ei tarvitse röykkiöissä, lojua
#Joulu2022 koteihin ei tulekaan #Joulupukki -#Ivermectin -pakettien kaa, lapsiperheistä lähtee moni iskä ja äippä aikaisin #TaivaanKotiin
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IMMUNITY DEBT vs POST COVID IMMUNE DEFICENCY

chi ha ragione?

Ci siamo protetti troppo dalla covid e ora non siamo pronti per gli altri patogeni oppure la #COVID19 è la nuova #AIDS ?

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Per chi ha fretta rispondiamo subito, entrambi gli argomenti usati come una clava (come direbbe il mio amico @StefanoBerto83) sono da buttare e non hanno nulla di scientifico, ma contribuiscono ad una polarizzazione ormai insopportabile.

alterthink.it/la-trappola-di…

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Queste due teorie (usate come clava) rappresentano i due schieramenti attuali: da un lato i minimizzatori del "è finita, e le misure contro Covid19 ci stanno ancora rovinando la vita" vs "Covid non è finito anzi, vedremo i veri effetti tra anni!"

Sono visioni POLITICHE

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Just read the @NYMag piece about #longcovid and I've got a lot of critiques of it - as a journalist, as an editor, &, of course, as a person living with complex chronic illness. Briefly, here are some of the issues I see, ones I think turn up in a lot of magazine pieces:🧵
First, the piece conflates patients with #longCOVID and #POTS who might be helped by exercise rehab (done right--itself hard to find) with those who will be harmed by exercise. There are different groups. Important to make fine distinctions as a science writer.
I am a patient with #longcovid and #pots who has benefitted from exercise, but for the first months of #longcovid my dysautonomia was so bad that exercise led to days-long crashes. This is not complicated to grasp/understand/message--backed up by research; see @PutrinoLab etc.
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Casos de Covid aumentando.
Subvariante Ômicron BQ.1 circulando no país.

Você já tomou a sua 4a dose?
Pessoa com HIV, já tomou a 5a dose?

Muita gente tá relaxando e esquecendo dos reforços.
Isso não deve acontecer.
Com reabertura e sem máscara, o mínimo é todo mundo se vacinar!
Ei, você com alguma alteração da imunidade. Já tomou a quinta dose contra Covid-19?

Temos uma nota técnica FEDERAL que permite isso.
Pessoas acima de 18 anos com imunossupressão (alteração da imunidade) podem receber mais uma dose da vacina contra a Covid-19, segundo nota técnica do ministério da saúde.

Para receber você pode levar um encaminhamento do seu médico, um documento que comprove
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Funktioniert #LongCOVID Erkrankung an der 1/3 der Erwachsenen, die an COVID-19 erkranken, entwickeln , ähnlich wie #AIDS? McComsey, Leitung der #RECOVER-STUDIE Studie, seit +20J mit HIV mit beschäftigt:"Wenn ich mir die Daten ansehe, kommt es mir vor wie ein Déjà-vu".
"Es versteckt sich im Körper und richtet in verschiedenen Organsystemen Schaden an, indem es Entzündungen auslöst und die Immunreaktion stört. "
In einer frühen Autopsiestudie wurde das CoVid19 Virus im gesamten Körper gefunden in Muskel-, Fett-, Darm- und Hirngewebe von Patienten, die an COVID starben, und auch bei Patienten, die asymptomatisch waren oder eine leichte Infektion hatten und erst viele Monate später starben
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Don't Leave Me This Way~HIV~Love Hangover

The SARS-CoV-2 virus and its Sp!ke Protein (SP) contain gene sequence homologs of other lethal organisms.

One of these is HIV.

It's interesting to compare their shared pathophysiological mechanisms.
(Research🧵, hit "Show replies" at the end to see more)

Dr Richard Fleming, FlemingMethod.com explains the evidence Montagnier found, including 18 gene fragments similar to HIV and SIV, on SARS-CoV-2.
SARS-CoV-2 like HIV, suppresses the innate immune system
forbes.com/sites/williamh…
Lymphopenia
nature.com/articles/s4139…
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🎩 You Can Leave Your HAT On 🎩

"Among the enzymes, histone acetyltransferase 1 (HAT1) was the best epigenetic biomarker correlated with HIV - sCD163 high patients...HIV impairs effector functions of monocytes and these alterations are associated with epigenetic changes.." 🧵
Baby take off your coat 🥼
Real slow

We have previously associated high plasmatic sCD163 to a strong inflammatory profile, that correlates with a poor prognosis...Soluble CD163-high HIV patients showed increased production of TNF-α, IL-6, IL-1β and CCL2 compared to sCD163-low and NI individuals,
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Você se expôs.
Você tem direito a usar a PEP.
Mas serão 30 dias de angústia?

Não precisa ser.
A PEP é medida segura, que iniciada nas primeiras 24h tem 99% de eficácia. Poucos efeitos colaterais.

Ao final, vamos conversar: PrEP, PrEP sob demanda ou reforçar o preservativo?
PEP é janela de oportunidade.

É quando você examina, faz rastreio para IST’s (HIV, hepatite A, hepatite B, hepatite C, HTLV, sífilis, gonorreia e clamídia), dialoga, checa o cartão de vacinas e decide junto do paciente:

- Como posso otimizar sua prevenção a partir de agora?
Já vi muita gente perder a chance de usar por medo e falta de informação. Não façam isso.

Tava transando e o preservativo rompeu? Ou no calor do momento nem utilizou? Conheça a Profilaxia Pós-Exposição para o HIV.
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#Africa #Covid_19 #AIDS

"In effetti, queste disuguaglianze si sono manifestate anche nella scelta dei partecipanti alla recente Conferenza internazionale sull’AIDS di Montreal, in Canada, dove centinaia di brillanti leader africani del settore sanitario si sono visti negare il
diritto d’ingresso. Una leadership africana è essenziale per superare le pandemie globali...
...I movimenti della società civile africana hanno assolutamente ragione nell’insistere che tutte queste tecnologie siano condivise con tutti i Paesi a basso e medio reddito e che
dobbiamo investire nel rafforzamento delle capacità produttive in Africa.

Possiamo porre fine all’Aids come minaccia per la salute pubblica entro il 2030. Ciò che è necessario non è un mistero. Il pacchetto di misure basate sull’evidenza che è necessario adottare comprende:
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There's a *lot* of competition for the title of "Most On-The-Nose Symbol of Late Stage Capitalism," but I think there's a strong case for awarding the crown to #VaccineApartheid - the decision to deny covid vaccines to billions of poor people in the Global South. 1/ The Earth, floating in spac...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on pluralistic.net, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:

pluralistic.net/2022/08/24/wai… 2/
Here's how that went down: poor countries were arm-twisted into signing up to WTO on pain of being shut out of global trade (former colonies were forcibly converted to export crop economies that relied on rich-world countries for seed/agtech, so opting out wouldn't work). 3/
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O HIV não vai te impedir de ser pai!

Mesmo sem lavagem de esperma, fertilização in vitro ou reprodução assistida.
Basta estar indetectável há pelo menos 6 meses, com controle regular e rastreio para outras IST’s.

Direito reprodutivo é direito humano, para homens cis ou trans 🏳️‍⚧️
Ele, um pai vivendo com HIV, com carga indetectável há vários anos.

Ela, uma mãe que não vive com HIV e manteve relações sem preservativo com o desejo de engravidar. Não se infectou.

Um casal SORODIFERENTE para o HIV.

#saudedamulher #saudedoidoso
Uma pessoa vivendo com HIV com carga indetectável há pelo menos 6 meses não transmite HIV por via sexual. Indetectável = Intransmissível. Fontes: Estudos Partner, Partner 2 e Opposites Attract.
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The first #AIDS case in the UK was reported in December 1981.
Three years later there were just over 100 cases, almost all of them among gay and bisexual men; over 40 of them had died.
At this point there wasn’t even confidence that condoms offered protection.
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It was the 1980s.
Margaret Thatcher’s Tory Government was in power.
Homophobia in the UK was deeply entrenched. Many felt that the deaths of queers was of no concern.
It was unclear when, or if, the Government would take action. 2/
In 1987, with a still relatively small but significant number of cases observed among heterosexual people, the UK Government launched its first #AIDS campaign.
Billboards across the country proclaimed the message, ‘Don’t Die of Ignorance’. 3/
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And now, the Future of #HIV Media Coverage -- plus COVID & I won't be surprised if they mention #monkeypox. With @picardonhealth, @sciencecohen, @sarahboseley, @boosulyn, @SipokaziF, @apoorva_nyc, @rkhamsi & @ProfSharonLewin #AIDS2022
.@sciencecohen: There used to be AIDS journalists, that's rare now. With COVID, every reporter became a health reporter. Public more informed about science than ever before. But, adds @picardonhealth, they're more misinformed as well. #AIDS2022
How to balance COVID -- & now monkeypox -- with ongoing issues like #HIV/#AIDS?
@apoorva_nyc: When people stop seeing a disease as a threat to themselves, they don’t pay attention anymore. How do we get people to care about something that affects a specific population? #AIDS2022
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Monkeypox não é problema de gays.
É de todo mundo.

Só que o sistema desigual , racista e lgbtfóbico só se preocupa quando o fardo atinge mais brancos, héteros e ricos.

Demonizam nossos corpos, repudiam nosso desejo e sempre julgam a culpa em nós.
Década de 80 novamente.
O vírus da monkeypox já aflige países africanos há muitos anos.
Alertas já eram enviados às autoridades e nunca foi feito nada de concreto (nem ao menos desenvolver uma vacina específica, afinal, tava só na ‘África’ ).
Mas só agora que ele saiu mais do continente africano começou a receber um pouco mais de atenção.

E em vez de pensar nos impactos ambientais e desigualdades que ocasionam a eclosão de nessas novas pandemias, o que as autoridades fazem: crucificam
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City of Hope Patient is older than the few other people previously cured after stem cell transplants & he's been living with #HIV longer, suggesting this approach may be feasible for more people with both HIV & cancer. #AIDS2022 @cityofhope #AIDS 1/
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This follows the cures of @TimothyRayBrown, @londonpatient, the New York Patient -- & some count the Dusseldorf Patient -- making this the 4th or 5th such case. @pozmagazine 2/
poz.com/article/patient
Stem cell transplants are too risky to be an option for most people living with #HIV, but these findings provide clues that could help researchers develop more widely applicable approaches for long-term HIV remission. 3/
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.@ProfSharonLewin #AIDS2022 media briefing: As we face the COVID pandemic & ongoing humanitarian crises, we need to refocus attention on the global #HIV/#AIDS response. 1/
Annie Luetkemeyer (@annielue, @UCSF): doxycycline post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) is safe & highly effective strategy for reducing sexually transmitted infections (gonorrhea, chlamydia, syphilis) among men who have sex with men (MSM) & transgender women (TGW). 2/
66% reduction in STIs among MSM & TGW taking #HIV #PrEP, 62% reduction among HIV+ MSM & TGW. Analysis of doxycycline resistance & effect on gut microbiome is ongoing. #AIDS2022 3/
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42-YO African American man, AIDS, CD4 57 cells/ mm3: 18-mth of progressively multiple papules coalescing into large exophytic nodules & plaques on face, scalp, & neck (A & B); & several lesions in in the groin, penis, & RUE
🔬:?
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doi.org/10.1093/cid/ci…
#dermatology #idtwitter ImageImage
GIANT MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM

Molluscum contagiosum is a benign skin tumor caused by molluscum contagiosum virus.

Lesions >1 cm diameter are known as giant molluscum
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#Virology #MedEd #MedTwitter
Well-circumscribed intraepidermal lobules containing molluscum bodies (arrow)
These structures, which are composed of viral particles & cellular debris, are pathognomonic for this condition
Molluscum bodies enlarge and rise to the surface as cells age
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#Doctor #dermatologia Image
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