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AIDS-free generation within reach scientifically

There are no scientific reasons the world can't chart a path, albeit a difficult one, toward the world's first AIDS-free generation, a top federal health official said Sunday. "There is no excuse scientifically to say we cannot do it," said Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, speaking to the media at AIDS 2012, an international AIDS conference, which began here Sunday. "What we need now is the political and organizational will to implement what science has given us."


FDA approves first pill to help prevent HIV


The Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first drug shown to reduce the risk of HIV infection, the latest milestone in the 30-year battle against the virus that causes AIDS....


Measure requiring condoms for porn films likely to go on ballot

Faced with more than 370,000 signatures supporting a porn condom-use ordinance, Los Angeles County supervisors seem likely to put such a measure on the ballot this fall. For years, Los Angeles County supervisors ducked any responsibility for making sure that adult film actors wear condoms to guard against HIV infection while on the job.


New optimism about stemming spread of AIDS virus


An AIDS-free generation: It seems an audacious goal, considering how the HIV epidemic still is raging around the world. Yet more than 20,000 international HIV researchers and activists will gather in the nation's capital later this month with a sense of optimism not seen in many years - hope that it finally may be possible to dramatically stem the spread of the AIDS virus.


FDA approves first rapid, take home HIV test


The Food and Drug Administration has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to test themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes....


FDA panel backs first pill to block HIV infection

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The first drug shown to prevent HIV infection won the endorsement of a panel of federal advisers Thursday, clearing the way for a landmark approval in the 30-year fight against the virus that causes AIDS....


HIV scare that led to porn industry shutdown a false alarm

The weeklong production moratorium on the porn industry has been lifted after an adult film performer whose HIV positive test prompted the shutdown was retested with negative results, according to a porn industry trade group.


5 patients get HIV-infected organs in Taiwan error

One of Taiwan's best regarded hospitals said HIV-infected organs were mistakenly transplanted into five patients after a hospital staffer misheard the donor's test results by telephone....


Pills prevent HIV in straight men and women

Pills prevent HIV in straight men and women

Two new studies found that daily pills prevented infection with the AIDS virus in heterosexual men and women in Africa, bringing new hope for someday offering a medical shield against HIV infection....


30 years after first AIDS cases, hope for a cure

Sunday marks 30 years since the first AIDS cases were reported in the United States. And this anniversary brings fresh hope for something many had come to think was impossible: finding a cure....


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