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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

AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk

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AIDS CONFERENCE. Hundreds of AIDS activists march through the streets of Durban during the 21st International Aids Conference on July 18, 2016. Photo by AFP

The five-day International AIDS Conference returns to Africa 16 years after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS, describing it as ‘one of the greatest threats humankind has faced’

DURBAN, South Africa (July 18, 2016) — More than 18,000 scientists, campaigners, and donors opened a major AIDS conference in South Africa on Monday, July 18, issuing stark warnings that recent gains in the fight against the disease were under threat.  Continue reading AIDS summit opens with warnings that progress at risk

AIDS summit in South Africa to warn of lagging effort

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In this file photo, Indonesian students hold a rally to increase awareness of HIV and AIDS at a university in Surabaya on December 1, 2015. Juni Kriswanto/AFP

16 after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS, experts and activists return to the South African city of Durban, seeking to revitalize the fight against the disease

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (July 17, 2016) — Sixteen years after Nelson Mandela galvanized the world to take up the fight against AIDS, experts and activists return to the South African city of Durban on Monday, July 18, seeking to revitalize the fight against the disease.  Continue reading AIDS summit in South Africa to warn of lagging effort

Youth-friendly HIV testing center opens in Manila

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LOVE YOURSELF. The LoveYourself hubs are powered by over 600 trained volunteer counselors. Photo by Ana Santos
LoveYourself Uni also functions as a community center where people can hang out in a safe, non-judgmental environment

MANILA, Philippines (Feb. 16, 2016) — The significant number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections clustering around young men who have sex with men (MSM) between the ages 12 to 29 calls for interventions that target this demographic.

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