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  • Risky sexual behaviour is continuing around the globe and even increasing in some countries, threatening to derail efforts to stop or slow transmission of the HIV virus and end the AIDS epidemic, according to an authoritative UN report.

    November 20, 2012
  • Progress in the fight against the HIV/AIDS pandemic is "quickening," according to the United Nations agency charged with the battle.

    November 20, 2012
    MedPage Today
  • Record progress in reducing the number of new HIV infections and lowering the numbers of people dying from AIDS-related causes indicate that the end of AIDS is "entirely feasible". But the epidemic is not over in any part of the world, and is gaining pace in some.

    November 20, 2012
  • The latest Global Report on HIV/AIDS says the number of new infections continues to fall, with the sharpest declines in the Caribbean and sub-Saharan Africa.

    November 20, 2012
    Voice of America
  • If you consider all the years that time stood still in the world of tuberculosis drug research, the most compelling aspect of the Good Participatory Practice Guidelines for TB Drug Trials just released by a Critical Paths to TB Drug Regimens working group is that occasions exist for them to be used.

    October 10, 2012
    Science Speaks
  • This campaign season, the fight against HIV/AIDS has been absent from the press materials released by both President Obama and Governor Romney — as well as from the conversation.

    October 8, 2012
    Global Post
  • The benefits of medical male circumcision have been proven to also extend to women. It has been shown that female partners of men who are circumcised have a less risk of contracting the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), a sexually transmitted virus that causes cervical cancer.

    October 8, 2012
  • Tremendous progress has been made against HIV/AIDS in the developing world. But where does the fight now stand and are we on the verge of a breakthrough?

    September 27, 2012
    HuffPost Live
  • We are at a time of great promise in the fight against AIDS. A few weeks ago at the International AIDS Conference in Washington, in the United States, the buzz was all about "ending AIDS". And it was not just hype.

    September 14, 2012
    Mail & Guardian (South Africa)
  • Gilead Sciences’ anti-AIDS pill Truvada safely and effectively reduces the risk of HIV for healthy people having sexual intercourse, according to the first US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines on using the drugs for prevention in heterosexuals.

    August 9, 2012
    Bloomberg News