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.
A landmark five-year trial has strengthened evidence that early use of antiretroviral drugs helps children combat the AIDS virus.
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.
Giving injecting drug users a daily pill against HIV nearly halved their risk of infection by the AIDS virus.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two Shymkent children have been expelled from school because of their HIV-positive status.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The number of HIV-positive women who resolve to give birth to children is growing in Kazakhstan.
More than 3.6 thousand HIV-positive people have died since this disease was registered in Kazakhstan.
AIDS rate dropped almost by 10% in Kazakhstan in 2011.