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Thousands of AIDS Victims Face Death in Congo

Posted January 25th, 2012 at 1:05 pm (UTC-5)
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A medical aid group has warned that up to 15,000 AIDS victims in Democratic Republic of Congo could die in the next three years because of difficulty getting life-saving drugs. The warning comes from Doctors Without Borders, which says access to health care for HIV and AIDS patients in Congo is “horrific.” It says 85 […]

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Bush: Fight Against AIDS Must Continue

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 7:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush has told an international conference on AIDS that despite global financial worries, the fight against the disease must go on. In an opening address Sunday in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, Mr. Bush said the world has to set priorities but “there’s no greater priority than saving human life.” […]

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Former US President Bush in Ethiopia for AIDS Conference

Posted December 4th, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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Former U.S. President George W. Bush has arrived in Addis Ababa, the Ethiopian capital, to address the opening of a five-day international conference on AIDS in Africa. Mr. Bush, accompanied by his wife and two daughters, is concluding an African tour that has already taken him to Tanzania and Zambia. The former U.S. leader is […]

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China Marks World AIDS Day

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 1:20 pm (UTC-5)
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China has marked World AIDS Day by promising to increase funding to HIV prevention services, access to anti-retroviral medications, and policies to curb discrimination against those affected by the virus. During a World AIDS Day event in Beijing Thursday, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao called for the international community to fully meet its commitments to achieve […]

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On World AIDS Day, UN Urges Continued Support for Initiatives

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world is finally in a position to eradicate AIDS, but says funding will be critical to future progress in fighting the epidemic. In a statement to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday, Mr. Ban urged international donors to meet the estimated $24 billion needed annually to fully […]

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On World AIDS Day, UN Urges Continued Support for Initiatives

Posted December 1st, 2011 at 4:35 am (UTC-5)
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United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says the world is finally in a position to eradicate AIDS, but says funding will be critical to future progress in fighting the epidemic. In a statement to commemorate World AIDS Day on Thursday, Mr. Ban urged international donors to meet the estimated $24 billion needed annually to fully […]

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UN Report: More Funding Needed to Eradicate AIDS

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 7:55 am (UTC-5)
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A United Nations report released Wednesday says the world has made “extraordinary” achievements in the past year at combating HIV, but that greater efforts are still needed to end the global epidemic. The report, led by the World Health Organization, found that the number of new HIV infections has dropped by 15 percent in the […]

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Fund Halts New Grants to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, Malaria

Posted November 24th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The world’s largest financier of programs to combat three deadly diseases says it will make no new grants for the next two years because of the global economic downturn. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria says it will focus only on essential services for programs that end before 2014. In a new […]

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UN Says Number of New HIV Infections Falling in Africa

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 6:35 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says the number of new HIV infections in sub-Saharan Africa has fallen by more than 26 percent since 1997, but the region is still the world’s hardest-hit by the epidemic. In a report released Monday, the U.N. AIDS organization said that although the rate has dropped, Sub-Saharan Africa still accounted for 70 […]

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Clinton Says ‘AIDS-Free Generation’ Within Reach

Posted November 8th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says advances in treatment and prevention have put the goal of an “AIDS-free generation” within reach worldwide. Speaking at the U.S. National Institutes of Health Tuesday, Clinton said U.S.-led efforts have helped set the stage to change the course of the pandemic. She described an AIDS-free generation as one […]

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