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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.

Schoolgirl scientist identifies source of deadly fungus

Scientists have located the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV patients in Southern California. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer gathering soil and tree samples.

Op-Ed: Ebola no world threat despite media hysteria

Atlanta - Hundreds, even thousands of Africans would have died of Ebola and it barely would have made sound bite. Now the mainstream media and citizen journalist Internet sites are warning the world to prepare for the apocalypse.

AIDS conference delegates seek asylum in Australia: agency

Melbourne - Some 25 delegates to an international AIDS conference held in Melbourne last month fear returning home and will seek asylum in Australia, refugee and welfare agencies said Monday.

Male circumcision lowers HIV risk for women, forum told

Melbourne - A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.

Australian ministers launch initiative to prevent HIV

Australian ministers have declared their commitment to end new HIV infections by 2020. In June they created a pledge they call the AIDS 2014 Legacy Statement; and this week, at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, it became active.

UN predicts AIDS might be manageable by 2030

AIDS could be a manageable condition by 2030, according to a new report made by the United Nations (U.N.). This is based on drops both in the global levels of new HIV infection cases and AIDS-related fatalities.

AIDS experts blast countries with anti-gay laws

Melbourne - Campaigners at the world AIDS conference are taking aim at countries with anti-gay laws, accusing them of creating conditions that allow the spread of HIV.

AIDS conference spared worst with Malaysia plane toll at six

Melbourne - A global AIDS summit was in shock Saturday at the loss of colleagues in the Malaysia Airlines disaster over Ukraine, but spirits were lifted when the number who died was put at six, far fewer than feared.

Top AIDS official says six colleagues on Malaysia plane, not 100

Melbourne - International AIDS Society president Francoise Barre-Sinoussi on Saturday said six colleagues heading for a global conference in Melbourne were on a Malaysian plane that crashed over Ukraine, not 100 as reports suggested.

Op-Ed: U.S. says Russia possibly involved in downing of airliner

New York - US intelligence surprised no one when it said Russian separatist rebels likely shot down the Malaysian airliner. But they also said they could not rule out the possibility Russia itself was involved.

More than 100 AIDS researchers killed on Malaysian jet

Melbourne - Officials at an international AIDS conference that began Friday in Melbourne say more than 100 delegates died on the Malaysian Airliner apparently shot by Russian-backed rebels.

AIDS could be wiped out by 2030: UN

Geneva - Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, raising hopes of beating the killer disease by 2030, the United Nations said Wednesday.

Op-Ed: What’s behind mishandling of anthrax and smallpox

Atlanta - The closing of labs at the nation’s premiere medical science labs is a big story but is anyone asking why government seems to be failing so often?

Girl thought be cured of HIV relapses

A Mississippi girl born with HIV and who was in remission for more than two years after stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV. The news is a blow to scientists who had been studying the girl in the hope of finding a cure.

AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant

An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) five-year grant after a team member admitted last year to faking research results.

WHO urges gay men to consider preventive drugs for HIV

Geneva - The World Health Organization on Friday urged men who have gay sex to consider taking antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.

Fears that reports of AIDS cures were premature prove correct

Jackson - Few diseases, at least in modern times, have created as much heart-break as AIDS. Artists couldn't escape it, including he-man actors or gay singers and pianists. Not even world champion athletes who were completely heterosexual.

Genetic sequencing used to map HIV transmission

The transmission network of HIV in a human population has been mapped, using genetic sequencing, for the first time, say researchers from University of California San Diego.

Las Vegas organization assists people living with HIV and AIDS

Golden Rainbow, located at 801 S. Rancho Drive Suite B-1, Las Vegas, Nevada is a nonprofit organization that helps people with HIV and AIDS with housing and financial assistance. Executive director Gary Costa is devoted to helping those with HIV or AIDS.

Scientist charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Washington - Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

Gene editing uses HIV virus to fight disease

A new technology has been developed that uses the HIV virus as a weapon against hereditary infection. In the longer term it will also fight HIV infection say the researchers.

Tobacco smoking impairs immune system in HIV-infected people

Smoking and being HIV infected further compromises the immune system presenting the worst immune profile, say researchers in the first study of its kind.

Soy sauce molecule hold clues to HIV drug therapy

Virologists at the University of Missouri are testing the next generation of medications that stop HIV from spreading, and are using a molecule related to flavor enhancers found in soy sauce, to develop compounds that are more potent than other HIV meds.

HIV risks lower with good bacteria

Galveston - A science team have grown vaginal skin cells outside of the human body and have studied the way that the cells interact with groups of 'good and bad' bacteria.

Pope urges 'sexual responsibility' against AIDS

- Pope Francis called on Monday for fidelity and chastity to be used to fight the AIDS virus in Africa, in an address to visiting Tanzanian bishops that -- in line with Catholic doctrine -- did not mention the use of condoms.
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Kinshasa in the 1920s.
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HIV virus particle
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File photo of leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange
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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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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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The human immunodeficiency virus as seen via an electron micrograph
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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
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Former IAS Chairman, Joep Lange
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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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HIV infected T cells. New technology may be able use them to change diseases at a genetic level.
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University of Western Ontario researcher working on the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine.
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A man getting an HIV test
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