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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.

HIV continues to grow despite treatment

Liverpool - HIV is adept at avoiding treatment by hiding out in blood cells. This occurs even when a patient is responding well to treatment, according to a new research study.

Battling HIV with novel cancer drug

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) can be "flushed out" from hiding places in the human body by using a drug normally used to treat cancer, according to a new study.

World on way to 'generation free of AIDS', says UN chief

Addis Ababa - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world was headed for a "generation free of AIDS", after UNAIDS reported a 35 percent drop in new HIV infections from 15 years ago."The world has delivered. We have achieved and exceeded the...

UN chief says world on way to 'generation free of AIDS'

Addis Ababa - UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Tuesday the world was headed for a "generation free of AIDS", after UNAIDS reported a 35-percent drop in new HIV infections from 15 years ago.

Extent of undiagnosed HIV infection in the U.S. revealed

Bethesda - Many people living in the U.S. who have HIV infection are unaware that they have the viral infection. This is based on surveillance data compiled by the CDC.

Here we go again: North Korea claims it has cure for AIDS, Ebola

Pyongyang - North Korea says it has gone where no other country has gone before: It has discovered the drug that can prevent and cure Ebola, AIDS, SARS and MERS.

Ukraine faces looming HIV treatment shortage

Kiev - A group of Ukrainians infected with HIV warned on Wednesday that thousands could soon perish because the war-torn country was running out of treatment for the virus responsible for AIDS.

Scientists hope to destroy HIV with special molecules

Scientists are hopeful that tiny molecules that copy the an immune cell surface receptor called CD4 could expose the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) to antibodies triggered by the body's immune system.

AIDS expert flays Kremlin, says Russia's HIV epidemic worsening

Moscow - Russia's top AIDS expert lambasted the Kremlin's increasingly conservative agenda Thursday, saying the HIV epidemic is worsening and at least two million Russians are likely to be infected in about five years.

Austrian magazine printed with HIV blood

Vienna - An Austrian men's magazine has printed its latest edition using blood from people who are HIV-positive in order to counter the "stigma" often attached to the virus that causes AIDS, its chief editor said Tuesday.

Could Ebola become an AIDS-like sexually transmitted disease?

Scientists have confirmed that Ebola can be transmitted more easily through sexual relations than was previously thought.

HIV antibody therapy shows success

A new study has revealed that delivering antibodies to HIV-infected people can lower levels of the virus. This offers hope as a new treatment for those infected with the virus.

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.
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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.
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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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File photo of leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange
File photo of leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange
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The human immunodeficiency virus as seen via an electron micrograph
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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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HIV virus particle
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Truro Walk for Life 2010
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WHO media officer
Glenn Raymond Thomas WHO media officer
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An AIDS awareness ribbon
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Kinshasa in the 1920s.
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A man getting an HIV test
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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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Former IAS Chairman  Joep Lange
Former IAS Chairman, Joep Lange
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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
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