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World AIDS Day: WHO Report Cites China, India, Pakistan in Top 10 Facing Crisis

UNITAID and WHO on Tuesday released a Landscape report that gives projections of the demand for and supply of HIV rapid diagnostic tests for self-testing and summarizes the emerging market landscape for this approach with the World AIDS Day slated on Wednesday. The World AIDS Day is meant to unite people around the world in the fight against HIV/AIDS. A ...

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Scientists edge closer to finding human HIV vaccine

New research by scientists shows that orderly immunizations adapted with different phases of immune responses could be the key to a HIV vaccine. The researcher’s 25-year-old aim was to design a vaccine that would prompt the body to generate antibodies that would in return attach themselves to the HIV virus and fight them, preventing infection. Scientists at The Rockefeller University, ...

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7 Discoveries Since 1975 Which Helped Save Millions of Children

Seven major pediatric research discoveries since 1975 which helped prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide were presented on Sunday, April 26 at the Pediatric Academic Societies annual meeting at the San Diego Convention Center. “Today, we often take these research discoveries for granted,” said Tina Cheng of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric ...

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Virus Losing Virility, Slows Down Ability to Cause AIDS

The rapid evolution of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and widespread access to antiretroviral therapy are slowing down the ability of the virus to cause AIDS, finds a study which involved over 2,000 women in Africa. “Factors that influence the virulence of HIV are of direct relevance to ongoing efforts to contain, and ultimately eradicate, the HIV epidemic,” researchers from University ...

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UNICEF: 1.1 Million HIV Infections in Children Prevented Between 2005-2013

Ahead of World AIDS Day, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) stated that an estimated 1.1 million human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections among children under the age of 15 have been prevented between 2005 and 2013. According to data released by the UNICEF on Friday, new HIV infections among children have declined by about 40 percent between 2009 and 2013, ...

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Jack Mackenroth Launches Shower Selfie Challenge to Fight HIV

If you are done with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, pull up your shirts for the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge. Reality TV star and AIDS activist Jack Mackenroth has launched the HIV Shower Selfie Challenge to help raise money for Housing Works, a New York-based non-profit organisation fighting to end AIDS and homelessness globally by 2030. Mackenroth has partnered up ...

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