News tagged with hiv infection

UNAIDS: Sex main cause for HIV spreading in China

(AP) -- The virus that causes AIDS is now spreading fastest in China through heterosexual sex, a trend demanding new strategies to stave off a rebound in the epidemic after years of progress in containing it, a United Nations ...

dateNov 25, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Why circumcision reduces HIV risk

The decreased risk of HIV infection in circumcised men cannot be explained by a reduction in sores from conditions such as herpes, according to research published in PLoS Medicine.

dateNov 24, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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AIDS experts say Russia needs new HIV strategy

(AP) -- AIDS experts urged Russian officials on Wednesday to scrap their abstinence-based strategy for curbing the spread of HIV, saying the country's fast-growing epidemic could be entering a dangerous new phase.

dateOct 28, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Volunteers key to success of Thai vaccine trials

(AP) -- Nearly 16,000 Thais ignored the false rumors that they were being infected by the AIDS virus, and overcame their fears of becoming social outcasts to participate in the first HIV vaccine trials to show positive results.

dateSep 28, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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IG: Improvements in VA endoscopic equipment use

(AP) -- Inspections show that Veterans Department medical facilities have made significant progress on fixing endoscopic procedure problems that potentially exposed thousands to HIV and other infections.

dateSep 18, 2009 in Other
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The difficult Way to HIV Vaccine

T cells are key players in the immune response to HIV, which are able to delete infected cells. This capacity is used for vaccine development against HIV. “To date however, success of this strategy remains elusive. Our ...

dateSep 16, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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