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  • Aug 27, 2014
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First woman-to-woman HIV infection confirmed in United States

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.

Saturday, 15 March, 2014, 4:35am

Gene therapy and new antiretroviral offer hope of better HIV treatment

In its first clinical trial, the radical gene therapy treatment, using genetically modified cells resistant to the virus, raised patients' defences against HIV by replacing some of their natural immune cells with GM versions.

7 Mar 2014 - 2:30am

The Chinese media - and its role in ending HIV discrimination

On the occasion of Journalists Day, UNAids would like to recognise the crucial role of journalists and the media in responding to the threat of HIV – and how China’s media in particular can lead the way in helping to eradicate discrimination against people living with HIV.

7 Nov 2013 - 11:23pm 1 comment

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

A girl who was treated for HIV shortly after birth still shows no sign of infection at the age of three, suggesting her apparent cure was not a fluke, US researchers say.

25 Oct 2013 - 4:13am

Laws in Asia hindering Aids fight, say UN health officials

UN health officials have urged Asian governments to get rid of what they say are punitive laws that hinder the battle against HIV and Aids by discriminating against high-risk groups and deterring them from seeking treatment.

2 Jul 2013 - 2:05am

HIV treatment should begin earlier, says UN health agency

But achieving this goal will be a challenge, as it will add some US$2 billion a year to the bill to fight the 32-year AIDS epidemic, the the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

30 Jun 2013 - 1:42pm

Guangzhou may reverse ban on people with sexually-transmitted diseases from teaching

Mandatory HIV tests are to be phased out from the draft list of health qualifications for Guangdong’s teachers by By September, state media reported Tuesday.

29 May 2013 - 1:11pm

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

The hunt for an HIV vaccine has used up US$8 billion in the past decade, and the failure of the most recent efficacy trial has delivered yet another setback to 26 years of efforts.

21 May 2013 - 3:22am

Aids activists call on Henan to release petitioners

Rights groups and Aids activists have appealed to Henan's provincial government for the release of at least four people with HIV/Aids who were detained during a protest by some 300 people affected by the disease in front of the government compound on Monday.

24 Apr 2013 - 5:04am

Hitting the high road in HIV fight with Aids Walk 2013

Patients and volunteers braved the wind and drizzle to take part in a charity walk on The Peak yesterday to raise funds for HIV and Aids sufferers.

22 Apr 2013 - 4:52am