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New CDC studies point to better practices  in HIV anti-retroviral drug treatment (ART) in Africa

New CDC studies point to better practices in HIV anti-retroviral drug treatment (ART) in Africa

July 25, 2012 at 11:09

New collaborative studies being presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at the XIX International AIDS Conference confirm early treatment of HIV patients results in better outcomes, […]

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Anti-retroviral drugs reduce tuberculosis infection in people with HIV

Anti-retroviral drugs reduce tuberculosis infection in people with HIV

July 24, 2012 at 22:00

HIV positive people in low and middle income countries who are taking anti-HIV drugs (antiretroviral therapy) are significantly less likely to develop tuberculosis compared to those who are not taking […]

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Photo: ttfnrob/FlickrFor the first time there are more people on treatment than those who need it (file photo)

HIV/AIDS: End of AIDS in sight

July 23, 2012 at 17:22

There is no cure or vaccine yet, but “the end of AIDS” was the buzzword at the opening ceremony of the International AIDS Conference in Washington DC on 22 July. […]

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Motlanthe takes SA’s HIV combatting plan to world conference

July 23, 2012 at 10:03

Pretoria – Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe will on Sunday lead the South African delegation to the 19th International Aids Conference, where he is expected to highlight the vision of South […]

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Using mathematical models to understand the potential of early treatment to reduce HIV transmission

Using mathematical models to understand the potential of early treatment to reduce HIV transmission

July 18, 2012 at 09:23

Is it possible to control the epidemic of HIV by using antiretroviral therapy? This pressing question is addressed in a collection of new articles published in the open-access journal PLoS […]

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IOM, USAID Launch Expanded HIV Prevention and Care Programme for Migrants and Host Communities in South Africa

IOM, USAID Launch Expanded HIV Prevention and Care Programme for Migrants and Host Communities in South Africa

June 22, 2012 at 17:26

IOM and USAID, with funding from the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), are to expand to 2016 the Ripfumelo project addressing HIV vulnerability of farm workers in […]

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Predictive tool could cut HIV test costs

Predictive tool could cut HIV test costs

May 8, 2012 at 10:02

A tool to monitor how HIV-positive patients respond to antiretroviral therapy (ART) could free up scarce personnel and laboratory resources in developing countries, according to an international team of researchers. HIV […]

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EALA passes regional bill on HIV and AIDS

EALA passes regional bill on HIV and AIDS

April 24, 2012 at 10:11

EALA has today debated and passed the HIV and AIDS Prevention and Management Bill 2012. At the same time, the House adjourned the Conflict Management Bill, 2011 to allow more […]

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AUC Chairperson Receives Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

AUC Chairperson Receives Deputy Prime Minister of Zimbabwe

April 23, 2012 at 13:38

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Jean Ping, received in his office at the AUC Headquarters on Thursday, 19 April 2012, the Deputy Prime Minister of the […]

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Study notes strategies to lower HIV risk for sex workers

Study notes strategies to lower HIV risk for sex workers

April 4, 2012 at 16:27

Female sex workers in low- and middle-income countries are nearly 14 times more likely to become infected with HIV than other women in these countries, according to a literature review by US […]

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