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Already Threatened Polar Bears Face Food Shortage Crisis Amid Climate Change

Already Threatened Polar Bears Face Food Shortage Crisis Amid Climate ChangeThe situation is becoming more and more grim for the polar bear.



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Here's Why You Don't Need To Worry About The Christmas Tree Shortage

Here's Why You Don't Need To Worry About The Christmas Tree ShortageFor the past few years, news outlets have covered Christmas tree shortages and this year is no exception.



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Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortage

Puerto Rico: US officials privately acknowledge serious food shortageMore than a third of Puerto Ricans are still struggling to live without drinking water. Federal officials privately admit there is a massive shortage of meals in Puerto Rico three weeks after Hurricane Maria devastated the island. Officials at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (Fema) say that the government and its partners are only providing 200,000 meals a day to meet the needs of more than 2 million people.



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Nevada Marijuana Shortage: State Officials Scramble to Stock up

Nevada Marijuana Shortage: State Officials Scramble to Stock upJust two weeks after pot sales began, state officials are scrambling to prevent a shortage. The stakes are high — the state budget is counting on millions in anticipated tax revenue from pot sales.



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Global Fund rushes HIV drugs to Uganda amid shortage

File photo of a doctor drawing blood from a man to check for HIV/AIDS at a mobile testing unit in Ndeeba, a suburb in Uganda's capital KampalaBy Edith Honan KAMPALA (Reuters) – The Global Fund, a partnership that sends HIV drugs to poor countries, says it plans to send a 12-month advance supply of antiretroviral therapy to Uganda, after the East African country ran out three months before the end of last year. Health activists say about 240,000 patients on publicly funded treatment programs were affected by the shortage, which began last September, forcing them to modify their treatments or stop altogether. President Yoweri Museveni is seeking to extend his three decades in power in the Feb. 18 presidential elections In Uganda about 1.5 million people, or about 4 percent of the population, live with the HIV virus, of whom about 820,000 receive antiretroviral (ARV) drugs, which help keep the patient's viral load low and prevent transmission.



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Uganda facing HIV drugs shortage, govt seeks cash for imports

By Elias Biryabarema KAMPALA (Reuters) – Uganda is suffering a shortage of imported drugs to treat HIV victims due to a weak currency and insufficient foreign exchange but the government is raising funds to cover the shortfall, a senior finance ministry official said. Health activists say about 240,000 patients on publicly funded treatment programs are at risk because of the shortage, forcing them to take lower dosages or none at all. Some activists said they were concerned the government was spending too much on measures designed to help them win presidential and parliamentary elections in February rather than on medicines.
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Condom shortage hampers India’s AIDS fight

By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) – Indian sex worker Shaalu is using fewer condoms when she meets her clients in New Delhi – not out of choice, but because a funding crunch and procurement delays in the state-run HIV/AIDS program have disrupted supplies of free condoms. “I am more scared of HIV now,” said Shaalu, 32, who often resorts to unsafe sex as free condoms are scarce and she is hard pressed for funds to repay a debt of $ 4,500. India provides free condoms under its community-based AIDS prevention program that targets high-risk groups like sex workers.
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Burkina Faso: Food aid shortage threatens HIV patients

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in Burkina Faso could soon face cuts in food assistance because of a funding shortage, the World Food Program has warned.
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India battles HIV/AIDS drug shortage as some firms halt supply

By Zeba Siddiqui MUMBAI (Reuters) – India is facing a shortage of HIV/AIDS drugs provided under the government’s free medicine program after some drugmakers halted supplies due to delayed payments, leaving thousands of patients without treatment, activists said. India’s National AIDS Control Organization (NACO), a unit of the healthcare ministry, procures antiretroviral drugs for treating HIV/AIDS from companies through a tender process and supplies the drugs to healthcare providers across the country. Some drugmakers stopped participating in the government’s tender process over the past year because of delays in getting paid, creating a shortage, said Leena Menghaney, an activist with the medical charity Medicins Sans Frontieres (MSF). India had the third-largest number of people living with HIV in the world at the end of 2013 and accounts for about four out of 10 people living with HIV in the Asian region, according to the U.N. AIDS program UNAIDS.
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Homophobic Blood Donation Ban Contributes to Shortage

FIRST PERSON | Last year, I went to participate in a local blood drive. It was routine enough. The nurse checked my heart rate, weighed me, and then asked me a few questions. “In the last twelve months,” she droned, “Have you had sex with an intravenous drug user?” No. “A person who has been exposed to HIV?” No. “A prostitute?” Of course not. “A man who has had sex with men?” I paused. My fiance is, like me, bisexual. Knowing that we were both perfectly healthy, I considered lying, but ultimately decided to be honest. …
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