Jul 25, 2012 13:20 EDT
Scientists in the United States said Wednesday they had used a cancer drug to flush out the AIDS virus lurking dormant in trial patients' white blood cells -- a tentative step towards a cure.
Jul 25, 2012 13:12 EDT
Trials in Thailand with a candidate vaccine for dengue, a potentially fatal mosquito-borne disease, have shown it to protect against three of the four virus strains, its French maker said Wednesday.
Jul 25, 2012 13:07 EDT
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez has unveiled a digitized 3-D image of Simon Bolivar based on remains exhumed two years ago to determine whether the South American independence hero had been murdered.
Jul 25, 2012 12:14 EDT
Stella Nayiga clutches her mobile phone as she describes the messages that she received punctually every morning and evening for over a year, reminding her to take her antiretroviral (ARV) drugs regularly.
Jul 25, 2012 06:47 EDT
The World Health Organization (WHO) announced on Wednesday measures to fight the "hidden epidemic" of hepatitis which kills more than one million people a year.
Jul 25, 2012 06:02 EDT
The only person believed to have been cured of HIV infection through a bone marrow transplant says he feels wonderful and is launching a new foundation to boost research toward a cure.
Jul 24, 2012 22:58 EDT
Investigators are looking into two main paths toward a cure for AIDS, based on the stunning stories of a small group of people around the world who have been able to overcome the disease.
Jul 24, 2012 18:02 EDT
The only person believed to have been cured of HIV infection through a bone marrow transplant said Tuesday he feels wonderful and is launching a new foundation to boost research toward a cure.
Jul 23, 2012 20:00 EDT
Elton John, Hillary Clinton and Bill Gates are among those addressing the AIDS 2012 Conference taking place in Washington, D.C.. Singer Elton John, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates are among those addressing the AIDS 2012 Conference, which opened Sunday at the Washington Convention Center. President Barack Obama recorded a video welcoming attendees to the conference. ?On behalf of Americans everywhere, welcome to the 2012 International AIDS Conference and thank you for your commitment to achieving an AIDS-free generation here in America and around the world,? Obama said in the 3-minute video. ?We've made great progress, but there is still a lot of work to do. So, let's move forward together.? In her speech, Clinton reiterated the administration's resolve to find a cure for AIDS. ?The United States is committed and will remain committed to achieving an AIDS-free generation,? Clinton told attendees. ?We will not back off, we will not back down, we wi
Jul 23, 2012 17:03 EDT
Researchers reported progress Monday with an experimental drug cocktail that killed a record 99 percent of TB bacteria in two weeks and costs a fraction of existing treatments.
Jul 23, 2012 15:55 EDT
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton vowed Monday that the United States will step up the fight against HIV, insisting it was working towards the goal of achieving an AIDS-free generation.
Jul 23, 2012 15:14 EDT
AIDS cannot be halted through treatment alone, and more prevention tools, in particular a vaccine, are needed to move seriously toward ending it, philanthropist Bill Gates said Monday.
Jul 23, 2012 15:09 EDT
A US drone attack on Monday killed at least 10 militants in a restive northwestern Pakistani tribal area, security officials said.
Jul 23, 2012 14:04 EDT
Singer Elton John said Monday the world needs more love in order to end the AIDS epidemic, which has killed some 30 million people around the world since it first emerged in the 1980s.
Jul 23, 2012 10:38 EDT
Resistance to AIDS drugs, a problem that has been widely feared over the last decade, is growing in parts of Africa but should not hamper the life-saving drug rollout, researchers reported on Monday.
Jul 23, 2012 06:00 EDT
Poverty drove single teenage mother Kate Mzungu to seek out a rich older man, who buys her food and pays for her housing in exchange for the pleasures of her young company.
Jul 23, 2012 05:32 EDT
From a cafe near the go-go bars of a Bangkok red light district where she campaigns for safe sex, Gigi gives an unvarnished view of how she joined Thailand's growing ranks of transgender people with HIV.
Jul 22, 2012 22:19 EDT
Science has given the world "no excuse" to resist bold action against the spread of the 30-year AIDS pandemic, said a top US expert at the opening of the International AIDS Conference.
Jul 22, 2012 20:00 EDT
The White House on Sunday released a video featuring Obama welcoming attendees to the 19th International AIDS Conference. The White House on Sunday released a video featuring President Barack Obama welcoming attendees to the 19th International AIDS Conference. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush are among the politicians expected to attend the conference, which opened Sunday at the Washington Convention Center. This is the first time that the United States has hosted the conference since 1990 due to a travel ban which restricted people living with HIV from entering the country. In 2009, President Obama signed legislation which ended the 22-year ban. White House officials announced last week that the president would not be speaking at the conference. ?On behalf of Americans everywhere, welcome to the 2012 International AIDS Conference and thank you for your commitment to achieving an AIDS-free generation here in America and around the
Jul 22, 2012 16:10 EDT
Flamboyant British pop icon Elton John on Sunday scored his first number one album in his home country for over 20 years, his seventh in total.