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Aids vaccine 'works in monkeys'

Aids vaccine 'works in monkeys'

A new vaccine can protect macaques against the monkey equivalent of HIV and could provide a fresh approach to an HIV vaccine, a study suggests.

 

Minister: How HIV 'healed' me

HIV is a curse from God. That's what Patricia Sawo used to tell others as a church leader in Kitale, Kenya.

 

Baby in HIV test over breast milk

Baby in HIV test over breast milk

A baby was tested for HIV after she was twice given breast milk from strangers by a south-east London hospital.

 

HIV cases and AIDS deaths drop

New HIV infections have decreased by almost 20 percent in the past decade, and AIDS-related deaths are down by about one-sixth in five years, according to a new United Nations report released Tuesday.

 

HIV-infected pop singer convicted

A verdict was expected Thursday in the trial of a German pop star accused of failing to tell sexual partners she has HIV and infecting one of them. Nadja Benaissa, 28, former singer in the girl band No Angels, was given a two-year suspended sentence. She was also ordered to complete 300 hours of community service with people who are HIV-positive.

Senh: That's it? She's not even going to jail? Infecting someone with HIV is almost murder.

 

Female condoms -- strange or natural?

Female condoms -- strange or natural?

They've been called noisy, unwieldy and like a plastic bag.

 

J&J AIDS drug shows promise

J&J AIDS drug shows promise

Two pivotal trials of a Johnson & Johnson experimental HIV drug found it worked as well as an existing drug, with fewer side effects but also with nearly twice as many patients failing to respond to treatment.

 

Gel cuts HIV transmission rate in study

A new topical gel has shown promise in helping to protect women from HIV infection, according to a study being presented at the International AIDS Conference in Vienna, Austria.

 

Poverty-stricken U.S. cities have HIV epidemics

Many low-income urban areas across the United States have epidemics of HIV, with 2.1 percent of heterosexuals in poverty-stricken urban areas infected with the incurable AIDS virus, U.S. scientists said on Monday.

 

Treating HIV may also prevent its spread

Treating HIV may also prevent its spread

Provocative new research shows that treating people with the AIDS virus can provide a powerful bonus: It cuts the risk that they will infect others.

Senh: Um... With all due respect to the researchers - duh!

 

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