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HIV rapidly invades the brain, following infection

San Fransisco - The virus that causes AIDS can rapidly replicate and mutate in the brain, as early as four months after initial infection, a science team report.

Inside the HIV outbreak in Indiana Special

Indianapolis - Indiana has seen a rise in HIV rates. The state’s governor, Mike Pence has declared the outbreak a public health emergency. The primary cause appears to be drug abuse.

Current HIV traced back to gorillas

Two of the main types of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the viruses responsible for AIDS, have been traced back to western lowland gorillas.

New mechanism found for blocking HIV

A synthetic antibody has been developed. The antibody, based on laboratory tests, prevented infection in four monkeys injected with heavy doses of the HIV virus.

New study shows daily Truvada pill cuts HIV transmission by 86%

A UK study of gay men has found that taking a pill called Truvada cuts the risk of HIV infection by 86 percent. The researchers now hope it will play a major role in stopping the spread of the disease.

AIDS: New drug shields monkeys from infection — Study

Paris - Scientists said Wednesday a new drug tested on monkeys provided an astonishingly effective shield against an animal version of the AIDS virus, a major gain in the quest for an HIV vaccine.

Deception at the heart of African AIDS trial

A failed clinical trial in Africa has raised questions about how to test H.I.V. drugs and has posed some serious issues relating to medical ethics.

AIDS crisis brewing in Crimea and east Ukraine says UN

Paris - A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where injecting drug users have lost access to therapy to wean them off heroin, the UN's AIDS envoy said Wednesday.

5-year-old girl in China got HIV through blood transfusion: report

Bejing - A five-year-old girl in China contracted HIV through a blood transfusion, state media reported, the latest case to shine a light on an issue that has long bedevilled the country.

Unlicensed Cambodian doctor charged over mass HIV infection

Phnom Penh - An unlicensed Cambodian doctor was charged on Monday over an apparent mass HIV infection in a remote village after admitting he reused needles when treating patients, officials said.

China promises medical care for HIV-positive boy

Bejing - China's health ministry has promised to provide medical care and a living allowance for an eight-year-old HIV-positive boy targeted by villagers for expulsion, state media reported Monday, in a case that has drawn widespread condemnation.

Anti-HIV drug falters

Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful.

China grandfather defends petition to expel HIV-positive boy: Report

Bejing - The grandfather of a Chinese HIV-positive boy has defended his support for a petition to banish him from their village, media reported Saturday, in a case that has sparked intense soul-searching in China.

Shame in China as village votes to expel HIV-positive boy

Bejing - The plight of an eight-year-old Chinese boy with HIV, reportedly ordered to leave his village by 200 petitioners, sparked intense online soul-searching Thursday in a country where discrimination against sufferers remains rife.

Mylan Relay for Hope to help Canadian AIDS society Special

Toronto - At the 7th annual World AIDS Day Gala held in Ottawa, the Canadian AIDS Society and Mylan Canada put forward plans for an event called the Mylan Relay for Hope. This is a cross-Canada run in support of people living with or at risk of HIV/AIDS.

HIV’s ability to cause AIDS is slowing

HIV seems to be evolving. The virus's ability to cause AIDS is slowing down. A new study shows that those infected by HIV are progressing to AIDS more slowly. This means that the virus becomes less virulent.

U.S. panel fails to make recommendation on gay blood donors

Washington - A panel of experts convened by U.S. health regulators failed to recommend whether a lifetime ban should be lifted on gay men donating blood, following two days of heated deliberations.

Only 3 in 10 people in U.S. keep HIV in check

Atlanta - According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only three out of ten U.S. citizens with HIV had the virus under control in 2011.

WHO warning as China says nearly 500,000 living with HIV

Bejing - The World Health Organization issued a call to action to China Monday over HIV/AIDS as government figures said nearly half a million people are living with the disease or its precursor, with hundreds of thousands more thought to be undiagnosed.

Brazil's Amazon region houses latex 'love factory'

- Deep in Amazonia, Raimundo Pereira expertly cuts a gash in a rubber tree to collect white sap destined for the nearby factory at Xapuri, the world's only producer of contraceptives made from tropical forest latex.

HIV infections double in Russia, ex-Soviet states

Stockholm - HIV infections have doubled in ten years in Russia and former Soviet states, due mainly to unprotected sex and injecting drugs, a report said Thursday.

Revealing the secrets of HIV

Taking advantage of developments in electron microscopy, scientists have gained new insights into HIV and other viruses.

HIV infection is based on viral-cell targets

Although the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) inserts itself at different locations in a human cell, researchers have found that specific integration sites determine the speed that the infection spreads at.

How nanofibers can help prevent HIV / AIDS

Researchers have developed a special gel that is made up of a power virucidal chemical (to kill viruses) and a special nanofiber mesh. The device, designed to fit into a woman's body, can stop the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

Op-Ed: Ebola is not a world crisis

New York - No amount of television news coverage of front page stories is going to convince Americans that Ebola is a threat. It simply isn’t. It is not a world crisis, either.

Scientists describe birth of the HIV/AIDS pandemic

Using archived samples of the HIV/AIDS' genetic code, an international group of scientists have been able to trace the origin of the disease back to its original source. The study reveals a "perfect storm" of events that lead to a global pandemic.

Uganda says fight against AIDS affected by too small condoms

A Parliamentary Committee for HIV/AIDS in Uganda has issued urgent calls for larger sized condoms in the nation's fight against AIDS.

Seaweed suppository delivers HIV drugs

Scientists have devised a new method of tackling HIV and AIDS transmission. It is a vaginally-inserted suppository which contains the antiretroviral Tenofovir.

Porn stars to have boobs squeezed for AIDS research

A group of porn stars in Japan are preparing to have their breasts squeezed by fans for a charity event called “Stop! AIDS.”

Fungus that is deadly to AIDS patients found to live in trees

Los Angeles - It may be small, but for people with AIDS it can be deadly. Researchers have narrowed down the source of fungal infections that have been making people with HIV/AIDS in southern California sick for decades.
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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
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This photo is from the documentary about the AIDS epidemic in its early years in San Francisco   Lif...
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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Origins of human AIDS viruses. Old World monkeys are naturally infected with more than 40 different ...
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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HIV infected T cells. New technology may be able use them to change diseases at a genetic level.
HIV infected T cells. New technology may be able use them to change diseases at a genetic level.
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The human immunodeficiency virus as seen via an electron micrograph
The human immunodeficiency virus as seen via an electron micrograph
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WHO media officer
Glenn Raymond Thomas WHO media officer
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HIV virus particle
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A man getting an HIV test
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Former IAS Chairman  Joep Lange
Former IAS Chairman, Joep Lange
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An AIDS awareness ribbon
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Bill Gates meets with young men who have been circumcised or will be circumcised at the Bophelo Pele...
Bill Gates meets with young men who have been circumcised or will be circumcised at the Bophelo Pele Male Circumcision Clinic in Orange Farm, South Africa. Gates says circumcision is an important step in AIDS prevention.
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Every 9 ½ minutes another person in America becomes infected with HIV. Officials from the White Hou...
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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University of Western Ontario researcher working on the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine.
University of Western Ontario researcher working on the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine.
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Kinshasa in the 1920s.
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Truro Walk for Life 2010
File photo of leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange
File photo of leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange
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