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Why the Fight Against AIDS Still Matters, in One Chart

Infection may no longer be a nearly certain death sentence, but HIV continues to spread globally, most notably in Asia and Africa. After plateauing in the early part of the 2000s, the number of people living with HIV has been rising again, reaching 36.7 million in 2015. 121 more words

Health

AIDS-Love in Danger

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Aids-Love in Danger (1985) aka “AIDS-Gefahr für die Liebe”

directed by:Hans Noever

Friedrich Graner, Géraldine Danon, Piero von Arnim

Dated and deservedly world unknown German/French obscurity that even given a very 
profound premise, manages to totally miss the point. 221 more words

GENE THERAPY UPDATE: POTENT WEAPONS AGAINST AIDS, CANCER AND MORE

Hard to believe it was once considered little more than theory. Or the stuff of science fiction.

In the past year, leading-edge gene therapy – the process of fighting lethal illnesses by manipulating their mechanisms at the cellular level – has continued to take bold steps out of the laboratory and into the realm of potentially lifesaving treatments. 869 more words

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Lack Of Donations Could Mean An End To Annual AIDS Walk

By Kelly Werthmann

DENVER (CBS4) – Hundreds of people spent their Saturday morning walking and running for a cause.

“We do it to raise awareness of people living with HIV in our own community,” said Jeff Trujillo, event manager for AIDS Walk Colorado. 332 more words

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New HIV Drug funded by the NHS?

HIV has caught the headlines in the UK again in recent weeks when the National Health Service, NHS England, was brought to the High Court over funding of the new drug type PrEP.  450 more words

Biology

Non-sheath contraceptives don't increase the risk of HIV, except one...

A recent meta-analysis (simply, a study of studies) shows that medicinal contraceptives are not associated with an increased risk of HIV infection, which is bizarre because only barrier contraceptives, such as condoms, decrease the risk of contracting STDs. 120 more words

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