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Researchers at the Cloning & Genetic Engineering section of the Beijing Genomics Institute. ©Reuters/Bobby Yip
Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics

Researchers from Guangzhou Medical University used a gene-editing technique CRISPR to artificially induce a mutation in human cells.

Human genetic research with Chinese characteristics
Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests

Turkmenistan has passed a law making HIV tests mandatory prior to marriage.

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Turkmenistan introduces mandatory pre-marital HIV tests
Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012
Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012

A series of recently released emails by former US secretary of state Hillary Clinton contradict the official motive given for Michel Kazatchkine leaving his top post at The Global Fund to Fight AIDS in 2012.

Clinton archives reveal AIDS fund chief pushed out in 2012
Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years
Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years

Billionaire and philanthropist Bill Gates, who spends millions of dollars on AIDS drug development, said he hoped for a vaccine against the disease within the next decade as a cure remains far off.

Bill Gates hopeful of AIDS vaccine in 10 years
Vienna's Life Ball extravaganza draws stars in fight against AIDS
Vienna's Life Ball extravaganza draws stars in fight against AIDS

From actress Charlize Theron to French fashion icon Jean-Paul Gaultier, the Life Ball, one of the world's biggest AIDS charity events, drew scores of celebrities to Vienna.

Vienna's Life Ball extravaganza draws stars in fight against AIDS
HIV positive: gender and age trends in Kazakhstan
HIV positive: gender and age trends in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan’s Center for Prevention and Combating AIDS observes changes in the age and gender statistics for new HIV cases.

HIV positive: gender and age trends in Kazakhstan
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China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014

China diagnosed 104,000 new cases of HIV/AIDS in 2014, highlighting growth in infections in the country despite a comparatively low overall rate.

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China diagnosed 104,000 new HIV/AIDs cases in 2014
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Birth control shot may boost HIV risk: study

Women who use a specific type of injectable birth control have a slightly higher risk of HIV infection than those who take the pill.

Birth control shot may boost HIV risk: study
New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS said they had found important clues about how HIV manages to skirt detection after being suppressed by drugs.

New clues in quest for HIV cure: researchers
Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia

The questions teenagers ask about HIV are brutally honest, anonymous -- and sent in 160 characters or less over mobile phone text messages.

Teens turn to text messages for AIDS advice in Zambia
Bruce Springsteen fills in at surprise U2 AIDS show
Bruce Springsteen fills in at surprise U2 AIDS show

Bruce Springsteen and Coldplay's Chris Martin tried to replace Bono's legendary vocal cords in a surprise U2 concert in New York to rally support for fighting AIDS.

Bruce Springsteen fills in at surprise U2 AIDS show
Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS
Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS

Apple on Monday teamed with the (RED) campaign founded by U2 singer Bono to raise money to fight AIDS.

Apple teams with (RED) to fight AIDS
Elton John lends star power to US war on AIDS
Elton John lends star power to US war on AIDS

Rock star Elton John teamed up with the Obama administration to launch a new $7 million fund to provide access to HIV services in South Africa.

Elton John lends star power to US war on AIDS
South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference
South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference

South Africa's port city of Durban will host the 21st International AIDS Conference in 2016, marking the forum's return to Africa after 16 years, organisers said.

South Africa to host 2016 AIDS conference
Some 100 on board crashed Malaysia flight were AIDS workers: reports
Some 100 on board crashed Malaysia flight were AIDS workers: reports

As many as 100 of those killed on a Malaysia Airlines plane that crashed in Ukraine were delegates heading to Australia for a global AIDS conference, unconfirmed reports said.

Some 100 on board crashed Malaysia flight were AIDS workers: reports
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HIV scare after Australian health worker diagnosed with virus

Australian authorities were urging 399 people in eastern Victoria state to have an HIV test after a health care worker was diagnosed with the virus that causes AIDS.

HIV scare after Australian health worker diagnosed with virus
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WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs

The World Health Organization urged all men who have gay sex to take antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world.

WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs
Romania keeps ancient tradition of bee medicine alive
Romania keeps ancient tradition of bee medicine alive

Bee venom to combat multiple sclerosis, pollen for indigestion, honey to heal wounds -- the humble bee has been a key source of alternative medicines since ancient times, and Romania is working to keep the tradition of "apitherapy" alive.

Romania keeps ancient tradition of bee medicine alive
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Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine

US scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of HIV have made an important breakthrough after capturing the clearest image yet of a protein which allows the deadly virus to attack human immune cells, new research showed Tuesday.

Breakthrough in hunt for HIV vaccine
Laboratory technician checking blood for HIV antibodies. ©RIA Novosti
New version of HIV-1 found in Kazakhstan, or not

A new form of HIV-1 virus has been found in Russia and registered in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and the Chechen Republic.

New version of HIV-1 found in Kazakhstan, or not