POSITIVE. Chilean AIDS patient Carolina Del Real, 37, prepares coffee at her home in Santiago on April 27, 2018. Photo by MArtin Bernetti/AFP Chile has the highest rate of HIV cases in Latin America – some 5,816 new cases registered last year, a jump of 96 percent since 2010
SANTIAGO, Chile (May 31, 2018) — The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos – but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American country.
Continue reading Chile’s new sexual freedom leads to spike in AIDS cases 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 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 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