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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

    Posted Mar 14th 2014, 08:23pm by NYT

    ... McClatchy-Tribune First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed The first confirmed case of a woman contracting HIV from another woman during sex has been reported by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention in the United States. Although there have ...

  2. News - World - HEALTH

    Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

    Posted Mar 06th 2014, 09:37pm by GDN

    ... the way to tests on humans. There are pills to prevent the infection only if people take them every day. In the monkey study led by Dr David Ho from the Aaron Diamond Aids Research Centre in New ... of Hong Kong's Aids Institute, said members of Ho's team would visit the city this month to discuss whether human trials would be conducted in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Ho chairs ...

  3. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    The Chinese media- and its role in ending HIV discrimination

    Posted Nov 07th 2013, 05:16pm by Michel Sidibé

    ... is one such case, and has been extended to more than 200,000 people across China. Progress in the Aids response in China means progress for the world, and to see such progress in such a short ...

  4. News - World - MEDICINE

    HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of three, say US researchers

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 09:05pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Press in Washington Specialists say powerful doses of drugs appear to have created situation of 'sustained remission' HIV-infected baby still free of virus at age of 3 A girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows ...

  5. News - World - HEALTH

    HIV treatment should begin earlier, says UN health agency

    Posted Jun 30th 2013, 01:42pm by Agence France-Presse in Geneva

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Nearly 10 million more people infected with the AIDS virus now meet medical standards for receiving HIV drugs, according to revised UN guidelines released ... the 32-year AIDS epidemic, they acknowledged. “Treating people with HIV earlier... can both keep them healthy and lowers the amount of virus in the blood, which reduces the risk of passing ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - HEALTH

    Aids day in Central brings understanding to disease

    Posted Apr 01st 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... Jolie Ho jolie.ho@scmp.com Thousands gather in Central to promote reality of living with Aids and to fight discrimination Aids day brings understanding to disease Over 2,000 people from more than 30 organisations stood in the pouring rain to promote Aids prevention and anti-discrimination in Central yesterday. The 10th Aids Festival, organised by the St John's Cathedral ...

  7. News - Asia

    Laws in Asia hindering Aids fight, say UN health officials

    Posted Jul 02nd 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... laws that hinder the battle against HIV and Aids by discriminating against high-risk groups and deterring them from seeking treatment. Steven Kraus, the UNAids director for Asia ... Kraus said on the sidelines of the International Aids Society meeting in Kuala Lumpur. Michel Kazatchkine, the UN's special envoy for HIV/Aids in Eastern Europe and Central Asia, said ...

  8. Comment - Blogs

    World AIDS Day comes early this year for hardened Henan activists

    Posted Nov 30th 2012, 08:18am by John Kennedy

    ... will include overseeing HIV prevention, inherited the tradition begun by Wen Jiabao of meeting annually with AIDS groups to mark World AIDS Day, was attended by many activists from Henan province. According to longtime AIDS activist Hu Jia, some of those present have carried their grievances since Li's tenure as a top Communist Party and government official in Henan in the late 1990s ...

  9. News - Hong Kong

    Marked increase in Aids cases seen in second quarter

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 04:48pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... hospitals and clinics (31 cases) and the Department of Health’s Aids Unit (26 cases). Thirty new cases of Aids were reported this quarter, bringing to 1,311 the total number of confirmed cases reported since 1985. Forty-three per cent of the new Aids cases were related to homosexual contact and 50 per cent were attributed to heterosexual contact. HIV is the cause of Aids, which ...

  10. News - World - HEALTH

    Failure of HIV vaccine trial leaves 'a test gap of several years'

    Posted May 20th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... the body. "The virus is a very elusive foe," said Wayne Koff, chief scientific officer at the International Aids Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). About 34 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, and Aids has killed 30 million people since the epidemic began 30 years ago. The vaccine field has fallen short of expectations since 1984, when Margaret Heckler, who ...




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