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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.

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.
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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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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
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HIV virus particle
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The human immunodeficiency virus as seen via an electron micrograph
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File photo of leading AIDS researcher Joep Lange
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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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Kinshasa in the 1920s.
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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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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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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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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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WHO media officer
Glenn Raymond Thomas WHO media officer
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