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  • New infections with HIV have dropped by half in the past decade in 25 poor and middle-income countries, many of them in Africa, the continent hardest hit by AIDS, the United Nations said Tuesday.

    November 20, 2012
    New York Times
  • 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
  • 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
  • We have made great strides in the fight against HIV in the past decade. HIV treatment has saved millions of lives around the world and fewer people are becoming infected with HIV. But to continue to reduce new infections, we must use every option available.

    August 6, 2012
    New Vision
  • Weeks after federal approval of the first drug for HIV prevention, health advocates are divided over what the next step should be and it is unclear whether access to the expensive pills will be paid for by government programs and private insurers.

    August 1, 2012
    Gay City News