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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.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Nicole Weddington

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Richard Ingham (AFP)

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.
In the Media by AFP - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 20 comments

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.
In the Media by Jonathan Fowler (AFP)

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?
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Nina Larson (AFP)

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.
In the Media by Robert Weller - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Sarah Curran Ragan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Jeannie Stokowski-Bisanti

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Sarah Curran Ragan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Sarah Curran Ragan - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 2 comments

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.
In the Media by AFP

Uganda police raid HIV project for 'homosexuality training'

Kampala - Uganda police raided a US-funded HIV project for "training youths in homosexuality", the government said, weeks after the president signed a widely criticised anti-homosexuality law.
In the Media by AFP

Condoms rebranded in South Africa as HIV infections rise

Johannesburg - South Africa is seeking to rebrand its free condoms to appeal to young people after a new study showed rising HIV infections and flagging contraception use, the health department said on Thursday.
In the Media by AFP

Hopes dashed with anti-HIV drug

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.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

HIV, Hepatitis B and C exposure at Long Island Hospital

New York - South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out 4000+ letters to patients recommending they be tested for hepatitis B, C, and HIV due to a potential risk of infection from an insulin pen.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

AIDS: Crimean drug users at risk, says NGO

Paris - The UN's AIDS envoy for eastern Europe voiced fears Thursday for injecting drug users in Crimea who risk being cut off from a lifeline treatment prohibited in Russia.Michel Kazatchkine said he was worried that heroin replacement programmes called opioi...
In the Media by Mariette Le Roux (AFP)

AIDS: Crimean drug users at risk, says NGO

Paris - More than 14,000 injecting drug users in Crimea risk being cut off from life-saving treatment and services prohibited in Russia, an NGO working to halt HIV spread warned on Thursday.Most immediately at risk are about 800 Crimeans who depend on opioid s...
In the Media by AFP

A new generation of HIV drugs could emerge

Two new sets of research show that regular injections of an antiretroviral drug protects macaques monkeys from simian-human immunodeficiency virus infection. The research has raised hopes that preventing HIV infection in humans will soon be developed.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

A week of progress toward HIV prevention

This has been a good week for HIV related developments: a gene-editing protocol shows promise, and a second baby who was started on antiretroviral drugs soon after birth appears to be virus-free a year later.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment
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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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HIV infected T cells. New technology may be able use them to change diseases at a genetic level.
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Bill Gates meets with young men who have been circumcised or will be circumcised at the Bophelo Pele...
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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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Truro Walk for Life 2010
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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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Former IAS Chairman  Joep Lange
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Former IAS Chairman, Joep Lange
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HIV virus particle
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University of Western Ontario researcher working on the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine.
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University of Western Ontario researcher working on the development of an HIV/AIDS vaccine.
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Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 budding (in green)
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WHO media officer
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Glenn Raymond Thomas WHO media officer
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