Showing Archived Posts

Taiwan Investigating HIV Organ Transplants

Posted August 29th, 2011 at 3:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Taiwan health officials say they are investigating a case of “critical medical negligence” after one of the island’s leading hospitals approved organs from an HIV-positive donor to be transplanted into five patients. Health Department authorities said Monday they will look into the case before deciding what penalties should be imposed on the National Taiwan University […]

AIDS Conference Opens in Rome

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A global medical forum on AIDS opened Sunday in Rome, bringing together thousands of scientists, researchers and health experts. The conference, sponsored by the International AIDS Society, is expected to be dominated by last week’s announcement of a possible breakthrough in preventing the spread of the HIV virus, which causes AIDS. Two new studies, released […]

Tags: , Posted in Europe

Studies: Daily HIV Pills Can Prevent Infection

Posted July 13th, 2011 at 3:45 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Two new studies show that drugs designed to treat HIV can also help prevent people from contracting the virus, which causes AIDS. The U.S.-led studies, released Wednesday, found that taking daily doses of HIV medication reduced the risk of infection in heterosexuals. Both of the studies were conducted in Africa, home to most of the […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

US Firm to Allow Copying of AIDS Drugs

Posted July 12th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

One of the world’s biggest producers of AIDS drugs says it will make some of them available for cheaper generic manufacturing, potentially boosting their use in poor countries, particularly in Africa. U.S. drug maker Gilead Sciences said Tuesday it has reached an agreement with the United Nations’ Medicines Patent Pool to allow other manufacturers to […]

Tags: , Posted in Africa, Americas, Economy, Europe, US

UN Wants to End AIDS Deaths by 2021

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 7:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A United Nations summit on the global AIDS response has ended with participants setting ambitious targets intended to end AIDS-related deaths within 10 years. In a declaration Friday, the United Nations General Assembly also set a goal in the next decade of ending new HIV infections, and of eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

UN AIDS Conference Wrapping Up Friday

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 12:30 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A high-level conference on the global AIDS response is wrapping up at the United Nations, with world leaders agreeing to a political declaration on intensifying efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS. Member states are expected to sign the declaration Friday at the close of the New York conference. Among other commitments, the document sets a […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

UN AIDS Conference Wrapping Up Friday

Posted June 10th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

A high-level conference on the global AIDS response wraps up at the United Nations Friday, with member states signing on to a political declaration on intensifying efforts to eliminate HIV and AIDS. On Thursday, world leaders at the conference launched a new initiative to significantly reduce the number of children born with HIV, the virus […]

Tags: , Posted in US

UN Launches Global Plan to Eliminate Pediatric AIDS

Posted June 9th, 2011 at 6:20 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

The United Nations is launching a new initiative to significantly reduce the number of children born with HIV around the world by 2015. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said Thursday developed nations have successfully eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmissions, by treating women while they are pregnant. He said this proves mother-to-child transmissions can be stopped in the developing […]

Tags: , Posted in US

UN Chief Calls for End of AIDS Epidemic Within 10 Years

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 4:10 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to take bold action to end the AIDS epidemic within 10 years. Mr. Ban spoke Wednesday at the start of a high-level U.N. conference on the global AIDS response. He called for world partners to come together to provide universal access to the prevention, […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

UN Chief Calls for End of AIDS Epidemic Within 10 Years

Posted June 8th, 2011 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on the international community to take bold action to end the AIDS epidemic within 10 years. Mr. Ban spoke Wednesday at the start of a high-level U.N. conference on the global AIDS response. He called for world partners to come together to provide universal access to the prevention, […]

Tags: , , , Posted in US

Calendar

February 2023
M T W T F S S
« Jan    
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728  

Archives

Categories