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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
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Smartphone can test for HIV, syphilis: study

US researchers have found a way to turn a common smartphone into a quick and easy device to conduct field tests for HIV and syphilis.

Smartphone can test for HIV, syphilis: study
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
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
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
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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
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Athens mayoral candidate says he is HIV positive

One of Greece's best-known proponents of gay rights, who is running for mayor of Athens, on Sunday said he is HIV positive in a taboo-breaking move.

Athens mayoral candidate says he is HIV positive
Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world
Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world

Heart disease and stroke have replaced infectious disease as the top causes of early death in the Arab world, tracking the West in a trend towards lifestyle disorders.

Lifestyle disorders top health issues in Arab world
India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex
India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex

India's Supreme Court Wednesday upheld a colonial-era law criminalising homosexuality in a landmark judgment that crushes activists' hopes for guarantees on sexual freedom in the world's biggest democracy.

India's top court upholds law criminalising gay sex
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One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

A single dose -- rather than the recommended three -- of a vaccine against the sexually transmitted disease HPV may be enough to ward off cervical cancer.

One dose of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer
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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
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Baby's HIV 'cure not a fluke,' US researchers say

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

Baby's HIV 'cure not a fluke,' US researchers say
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
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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.

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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
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Brazilian scientists to test AIDS vaccine on monkeys

Brazilian scientists have developed an HIV vaccine and plan to begin testing on monkeys later this year.

Brazilian scientists to test AIDS vaccine on monkeys