Pakistani women hold their HIV-infected children. Photo: AFP

Hundreds of Pakistanis infected with HIV after doctor used contaminated dirty syringes

  • Pakistan was long considered a low prevalence country for HIV, but the disease is expanding at an alarming rate
  • The country currently has the second fastest growing HIV rates across Asia, according to the UN
Topic |   Disease

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Pakistani women hold their HIV-infected children. Photo: AFP
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A student displays his hands painted with messages as he poses during an HIV/Aids awareness campaign to mark the International Aids Candlelight Memorial, in Chandigarh, India. Photo: Reuters

End of Aids in sight? New medication prevents virus being transmitted

  • The study monitored nearly 1,000 gay male couples for eight years, while one partner was HIV-positive and receiving antiretroviral treatment
  • HIV and the fatal illnesses it provokes remain one of the world’s largest health crises despite much progress in recent years
Topic |   Medicine

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A student displays his hands painted with messages as he poses during an HIV/Aids awareness campaign to mark the International Aids Candlelight Memorial, in Chandigarh, India. Photo: Reuters
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