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US Government-Backed Panel Recommends AIDS Testing for Everyone

Posted November 19th, 2012 at 9:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. government-backed panel of doctors and scientists is recommending that everyone between 15 and 65 get tested for HIV — the virus that causes AIDS. The influential Preventive Services Task Force on Monday said its previous recommendation for testing was only for high-risk individuals. But now it says as many as 25 percent of […]

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AIDS Conference Ends in Washington

Posted July 28th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
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The 19th International AIDS Conference in Washington has ended, after a week of events focused on finding ways to end the epidemic. More than 20,000 delegates, including entertainers, high-level politicians and people who work on the front lines of AIDS research attended the six-day event. The funding of AIDS research was high on the agenda, […]

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New Hope, New Concerns Dominate AIDS Conference

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 2:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. first lady Laura Bush is helping energize the 2012 International AIDS Conference in Washington, reminding those in the audience of the progress in the fight against the deadly disease. The wife of former President George W. Bush received enthusiastic applause Thursday as she spoke about the impact billions of dollars in U.S. funding […]

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AIDS Conference: Must Do Better Reaching At-Risk Populations

Posted July 26th, 2012 at 9:30 am (UTC-5)
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The International AIDS Conference enters its next to last day putting a focus on the impact the disease is having on key, at-risk populations. One doctor who works with homosexual and transgender patients in Uganda told the conference Thursday the biggest challenge remains getting those at risk of contracting HIV – the virus that causes […]

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UN: Women Need More Help in Fight Against AIDS

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A doctor with the United Nations Children’s Fund has called for expanding AIDS prevention and treatment for women beyond their pregnancies. UNICEF’s Chewe Luo told an International AIDS conference Wednesday in Washington that most countries do not automatically continue anti-AIDS drugs for HIV-infected women after their babies are born. She also said girls 10 to […]

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UN: Women Need More Help in Fight Against AIDS

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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A doctor with the United Nations Children’s Fund has called for expanding AIDS prevention and treatment for women beyond their pregnancies. UNICEF’s Chew Luo told an International AIDS conference Wednesday in Washington that most countries do not automatically continue anti-AIDS drugs for HIV-infected women after their babies are born. She also said girls 10 to […]

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International AIDS Conference in Fourth Day

Posted July 25th, 2012 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are in Washington for the fourth day , attending a major international AIDS Conference focusing on the magnitude of the disease and possible cures. Diplomats, politicians, scientists and celebrities are attending the six-day event. On Tuesday, an AIDS researcher from Spain, Javier Martinez-Picado, told the conference scientists are looking into two main […]

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Risky Teen Behavior Giving AIDS New Life

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 6:50 pm (UTC-5)
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A new study suggests that risky sexual behavior, especially among teens, is hindering the fight to halt the spread of AIDS. The survey, released Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, found that efforts to curb risky behavior in American teens have stalled over the past 10 years. Researchers say it is […]

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Researchers: AIDS Cure May Have Two Paths

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 2:15 pm (UTC-5)
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Researchers are looking into two main paths toward a cure for AIDS, based on stories from people who overcame the disease. An AIDS researcher in Spain, Javier Martinez-Picado, says scientists envision a cure either by eradicating the virus from a person’s body or by coaxing the body to control the virus on its own. He […]

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International AIDS Conference in Third Day

Posted July 24th, 2012 at 9:25 am (UTC-5)
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Thousands of people are gathering in Washington for the third day of an International AIDS Conference attended by diplomats, politicians and celebrities. On Monday, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told the conference that America is committed to creating an “AIDS-free generation.” She said the U.S. is ready to invest, in Africa and elsewhere, in […]

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