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Follow-up study backs circumcision against HIV

A follow-up probe into the use of circumcision to thwart the AIDS virus has confirmed that foreskin removal greatly reduces the risk of HIV infection for men.

Follow-up study backs circumcision against HIV
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Long-term study backs early HIV drugs for children

A landmark five-year trial has strengthened evidence that early use of antiretroviral drugs helps children combat the AIDS virus.

Long-term study backs early HIV drugs for children
US program marks birth of one millionth HIV-free baby
US program marks birth of one millionth HIV-free baby

This month somewhere in sub-Saharan Africa the one millionth baby will be born without HIV to a mother who suffers from the disease, thanks in large part to a decade-old US aid program.

US program marks birth of one millionth HIV-free baby
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HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users

Giving injecting drug users a daily pill against HIV nearly halved their risk of infection by the AIDS virus.

HIV regimen prevents infection among drug users
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Calls to decriminalise drugs at Elton John HIV conference

Former Polish president Aleksander Kwasniewski on Sunday called for drug decriminalisation at the opening of a global conference to curb the spread of HIV, with backing from the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Calls to decriminalise drugs at Elton John HIV conference
People who inject drugs deserve help: Elton John
People who inject drugs deserve help: Elton John

Rock icon Elton John has urged compassion for people who inject drugs, saying "stigma and criminalisation" robbed them of their humanity and exposed them to a life of addiction and disease.

People who inject drugs deserve help: Elton John
French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs

A small French study of 14 HIV patients who have remained healthy for years after stopping drug treatment offers fresh evidence that early medical intervention may lead to a "functional cure" for AIDS.

French patients keep HIV at bay despite stopping drugs
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HIV cured in baby for the first time: scientists

Researchers said Sunday they had, for the first time, cured a baby born with HIV -- a development that could help improve treatment of babies infected at birth.

HIV cured in baby for the first time: scientists
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HIV-positive children kicked out of school in Shymkent

Two Shymkent children have been expelled from school because of their HIV-positive status.

HIV-positive children kicked out of school in Shymkent
US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV
US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV

A new pill to treat HIV infection -- combining two previously approved drugs plus two new ones -- has been approved for adults living with the virus that causes AIDS, US regulators said Monday.

US approves new once-a-day pill to treat HIV
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Small breakthroughs offer big hope of AIDS 'cure'

Small but significant breakthrough studies on people who have been able to overcome or control HIV were presented Thursday at a major world conference on ways to stem the three-decade-old disease.

Small breakthroughs offer big hope of AIDS 'cure'
AIDS cure may have two main pathways: experts
AIDS cure may have two main pathways: experts

Investigators are looking into two main paths toward a cure for AIDS, based on the stunning stories of a small group of people around the world who have been able to overcome the disease.

AIDS cure may have two main pathways: experts
'No excuse' for not turning tide on AIDS: expert
'No excuse' for not turning tide on AIDS: expert

Science has given the world "no excuse" to resist bold action against the spread of the 30-year AIDS pandemic, said a top US expert at the opening of the International AIDS Conference on Sunday.

'No excuse' for not turning tide on AIDS: expert
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Time to overhaul AIDS strategies for gays - study

Three decades of safe-sex messages to gays have failed to stem the spread of HIV among a population at greater risk of the AIDS virus than heterosexuals, experts warned in The Lancet on Friday.

Time to overhaul AIDS strategies for gays - study
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In Washington, free HIV-AIDS testing while you wait

Faced with the highest HIV-AIDS rates in the US, community health activists in the nation's capital have come up with a novel way for people to save their own lives while killing time.

In Washington, free HIV-AIDS testing while you wait
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Crisis opens up new paths in search for AIDS funds

The star-studded world AIDS conference opening in Washington on Sunday will hear urgent appeals for funds at a crucial point in a war now in its fourth decade.

Crisis opens up new paths in search for AIDS funds
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US approves first-ever pill for HIV prevention

The first-ever daily pill to help prevent HIV infection was approved Monday by US regulators for use by healthy adults who are at risk for getting the virus that causes AIDS.

US approves first-ever pill for HIV prevention
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Number of HIV-positive mothers growing in Kazakhstan

The number of HIV-positive women who resolve to give birth to children is growing in Kazakhstan.

Number of HIV-positive mothers growing in Kazakhstan
Over 3600 people died of AIDS in Kazakhstan
Over 3600 people died of AIDS in Kazakhstan

More than 3.6 thousand HIV-positive people have died since this disease was registered in Kazakhstan.

Over 3600 people died of AIDS in Kazakhstan
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AIDS rate dropped 10% in Kazakhstan in 2011

AIDS rate dropped almost by 10% in Kazakhstan in 2011.

AIDS rate dropped 10% in Kazakhstan in 2011