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Pope Francis urges 'responsible behaviour' to stop AIDS spread

Vatican City - Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a call for "responsible behaviour" to prevent the spread of AIDS without specifying whether that included wearing condoms.

Almost half HIV infections worldwide undetected: WHO

Geneva - The World Health Organization warned Tuesday that nearly half of all people with HIV around the globe do not know they are infected, and called for broader access to at-home testing kits.

One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

Stockholm - One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region."HIV/AIDS continues to be a serious problem in Europe...

HIV-positive Malawi man jailed for two years over sex ritual

Morrumbala - An HIV-positive Malawian man who said he had sex with at least 100 girls and women in traditional cleansing rituals was sentenced Tuesday to two years in jail for "harmful practices".

Malawi man convicted over 'cleansing' sex ritual

Maputo - A Malawian man accused of sleeping with more than 100 girls and women in a series of traditional cleansing rituals was on Friday convicted by a court of "engaging in harmful practices".

Broadway Cares/Equity fights AIDS, releases 2016 holiday album

Broadway Cares/Equity is fighting AIDS by releasing a vivacious holiday album, as part of the "Broadway's Carols for a Cure."

Global Fund collects almost $13 bn to fight AIDS, malaria and TB

Montr - Donors pledged nearly $13 billion on Saturday in the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced at an international conference.

Bono, Bill Gates headline donor conference fighting diseases

Montr - An international donor conference closed in Saturday on a $13 billion fundraising target for the fight to eradicate AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria by 2030 -- cheered on by Bono, Bill Gates and political leaders.

Malawi arrests man paid to have sex with 100 children

Blantyre - Malawi police have arrested an HIV-infected man who was paid to have sex with more than 100 adolescent girls as part of a traditional ritual marking their passage to womanhood, officials said Tuesday.

AIDS summit ends with call for more funding

Durban - The International Aids Conference in South Africa wrapped up Friday with calls for increased funding as the search for a cure continues and with HIV infections running at around 2.5 million a year.

Early HIV vaccine results lead to major trial: researchers

Durban - Promising results from an early safety trial with a potential HIV vaccine have paved the way for a major new study, researchers announced at the International AIDS Conference in Durban on Tuesday.

China HIV leak violates patients' rights: WHO

Bejing - A leak of HIV carriers' identities in China was a violation of their "fundamental right", the World Health Organization said, after reports that hundreds of infected people were approached by telephone swindlers.

AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk

Durban - More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, issuing stark warnings that recent gains in the fight against the disease were under threat.

AIDS summit in South Africa to warn of lagging effort

Johanesburg - Sixteen years after Nelson Mandela galvanised the world to take up the fight against AIDS, experts and activists return to the South African city of Durban on Monday, seeking to revitalise the fight against the disease.

Experts urge action against HIV prison 'incubators'

Paris - Public health experts called Friday for far-reaching measures against prison "incubators" of HIV, tuberculosis and hepatitis.

AIDS epidemic is no longer a public health issue in Australia

Australia's top scientists have declared the end of AIDS as a public health issue. The country now joins a few other countries that have beaten the AIDS epidemic.

Haiti launches new AIDS testing, information campaign

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Ministry of Health and the United Nations launched a new anti-HIV/AIDS campaign, providing information and rapid testing to help thwart the spread of the epidemic.

UN plan to end AIDS by 2030 faces Russian resistance

New York - UN member-states agreed on Wednesday to fast-track their response to end the AIDS pandemic by 2030 despite a last-minute bid by Russia to dilute efforts to focus on drug users and gay men.

Russia activists struggle to raise HIV awareness as epidemic grows

Moscow - Vadim Pokrovsky stunned hundreds of students at a conference in Moscow last week when he reached into his pocket and took out a condom."And you, the young generation, how do you protect yourselves from HIV?

HIV causes premature ageing by 5 years

New research into the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) has discovered that an infection with the virus causes a person to prematurely age. The total effect is that ageing accelerates by around five years.

HIV-infected organs successfully transplanted in the U.S.

Members of a Johns Hopkins Medicine team have performed a landmark surgery, successfully transplanting a kidney and liver from an HIV-positive donor to two HIV-positive recipients.

New HIV organ donation program to begin

New York - During the 1980s, a ban was put in place in the U.S., barring HIV positive people from donating or receiving organs. A recent study has concluded that organs from those with HIV can be safely donated.

New, lower cost HIV drug developed

A new, more affordable, and clinically effective drug is being developed to treat patients infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). The drug has been developed at the University of Minnesota.

Russian TV host reveals HIV-positive status live on air

Moscow - A well-known Russian television host announced live on air that he is HIV-positive, an unprecedented revelation in a country with rising infection rates but where HIV/AIDS remains a largely taboo subject.

Indonesia's Papua battles AIDS epidemic

Wamena - Fifteen-year-old Adina curls up in bed under a sheet, her body ravaged by AIDS, one of many caught up in an epidemic sweeping Indonesia's eastern Papua region.

HIV drug stocks not reaching African patients: Report

Harare - Efforts to get lifesaving antiretrovial drugs to HIV-positive patients in many sub-Saharan African countries are routinely failing at "the last mile", an international medical group said on Monday.

France to lift ban on gay men giving blood

Paris - France said Wednesday it will lift a ban on gay men giving blood, but only if they abstain from sex in the months beforehand -- an exclusion denounced as discriminatory by rights groups.

Man who sold bleach as a miracle cure gets 51 months in jail

Spokane - It was hailed as a miracle cure for cancer, AIDS, malaria, asthma, hepatitis, Lyme disease and numerous other ailments, but it was actually industrial bleach, used for hydraulic fracking, wastewater treatment, and as a pesticide.

Can bacteria block HIV infection between mother and child?

Women with HIV can pass on the virus to their children when they are pregnant. This doesn’t happen in all cases and one reason could be composition of vaginal bacteria.

WHO urges preventative ARVs for those at high risk for HIV

Ginebra - People who regularly face a "substantial" risk of HIV infection should take preventative anti-retroviral (ARV) treatment, the World Health Organization said in new guidelines released Wednesday.
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University of Western Ontario researcher working on the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine.
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Origins of human AIDS viruses. Old World monkeys are naturally infected with more than 40 different lentiviruses, termed simian immunodeficiency viruses (SIVs) with a suffix to denote their primate species of origin.
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This photo is from the documentary about the AIDS epidemic in its early years in San Francisco, "Life Before the Lifeboat."
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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
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The human immunodeficiency virus as seen via an electron micrograph
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Every 9 ½ minutes another person in America becomes infected with HIV. Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue their national campaign, Act Against AIDS, which highlights this alarming statistic and aims to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States.
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