Health risks heighten in Zimbabwe after Cyclone Idai

Healthcare workers are concerned about increased health risks in cyclone-hit Zimbabwe after some HIV and AIDS patients living in the affected areas lost their medication and health cards in the floods.

UN ‘greatly encouraged’ by news of HIV remission case

Stephane Dujarric, the spokesperson for the UN Secretary-General says the ‘Joint United Nations’ Programme on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS)’ is “greatly encouraged” by news that a patient is in sustained remission from HIV. Ten years almost to the day since the first confirmed case of an HIV-infected person being rid of the deadly disease, a man known only as the “London patient” has shown no sign of the virus for nearly 19 months, doctors reported in the journal Nature.

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Videographic on the AIDS virus. A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, according to a report.VIDEOGRAPHICS

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus

A London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant, the second success from this procedure to treat the disease. (March 5)

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Videographic on the AIDS virus. US President Donald Trump used his State of the Union address on Tuesday to call for a bipartisan commitment to eradicate AIDS in the United States within a decade.VIDEOGRAPHICS

AIDS group wary of Trump pledge to end HIV by 2030

In his State of the Union address, President Trump pledged to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030. But that pledge is being greeted with skepticism by some AIDS researchers and non-profits. (Feb. 6)

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Zara Larsson’s sex education classes

(7 Nov 2018) Swedish pop star Zara Larsson, who’s currently fronting a new campaign from Durex and AIDS organization (RED) promoting sexual health awareness and raising money for HIV treatment in South Africa, says pupils at her school first started learning about sex in sixth grade. (Nov. 7)

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Elton defends transgender rights

(6 Nov 2018) At the annual An Enduring Vision Benefit Gala for their AIDS foundation, Elton John and David Furnish talk about how the charity has progressed, saying everyone should be “treated with kindness and compassion.” (Nov. 6)

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Elton John, Prince Harry launch initiative to fight AIDS

Britain’s Elton John and Prince Harry launch a $1.2 billion initiative to fight AIDS transmission by targeting young men, during a major international AIDS conference in Amsterdam.

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Almost three in five people infected with HIV, or 21.7 million globally, took antiretroviral therapy in 2017 — a new record for anti-AIDS drug access, the UN’s HIV/AIDS agency said Wednesday. Videographic on the virus. VIDEOGRAPHIC