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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

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