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PH has ‘fastest growing’ HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

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PREVENTING HIV. DOH officials led by Secretary Paulyn Ubial (2nd from right) hold a press conference on HIV cases in the country on August 1, 2017. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

85% of the new HIV infections among Filipinos are hitting 15 to 24-year-old males having sex with males

MANILA, Philippines (Aug. 1, 2017) — The Department of Health (DOH) said on Tuesday, August 1, that the Philippines now has the “fastest growing” HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific. Continue reading PH has ‘fastest growing’ HIV epidemic in Asia Pacific – DOH

Canadian giant of HIV research drowns

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HIV RESEARCH ‘GIANT’. Dr Mark Wainberg drowned on Wednesday, April 12, while swimming off Bal Harbor in Florida. Image by Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg dies at the age of 71

GENEVA, Switzerland (Apr. 14, 2017) — Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg – described as a “giant” of HIV science and who had recently been working on finding a cure for the condition – has died at the age of 71, UNAIDS said on Thursday, April 13. Continue reading Canadian giant of HIV research drowns

New HIV treatment a step closer to cure

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A man has ‘undetectable’ levels of the virus after undergoing a trial treatment developed by scientists from 5 of the United Kingdom’s top universities

MANILA, Philippines (Oct. 3, 2016) — Is the world one step closer to a cure for HIV? British scientists believe so, after a report Sunday, October 2, of a man reportedly testing negative after undergoing a trial treatment in the United Kingdom.  Continue reading New HIV treatment a step closer to cure