More than 90 percent of the world's 16 million injecting drug users are offered no help to avoid contracting AIDS, and governments that ignore them risk a spiraling public health crisis, drugs experts said on Monday.
People across Africa who took AIDS drugs were far less likely to infect their partners with the virus, researchers recently discovered.
A company using genetically engineered versions of the AIDS virus says its unusual approach is getting some results, both for treating and perhaps as a vaccine against the virus.
United States (U.S.) government health officials said Monday that patients taking a Bristol-Myers Squibb drug for HIV are at risk of a rare, but potentially fatal, liver disorder.
Sangamo BioSciences Inc., a company developing gene-based therapies for AIDS and other conditions, said an experimental treatment kept down levels of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in the first patient tested in a study.
China's top state-run radio network will launch a program about AIDS featuring an HIV-positive host in the latest sign of a new official openness towards the disease, state media said Sunday.
The United Nations is praising the United States and South Korea for lifting travel bans on people with HIV and is urging 57 other countries with travel restrictions to end them quickly.
A gel made by U.S. drug firm Endo Pharmaceuticals that is designed to prevent infection with the AIDS virus has proved ineffective in trials in Africa, Britain's Medical Research Council said on Monday.
Some 200 students from TaipeiMedical University (TMU) held a march Tuesday in downtown Taipei, calling for the public's attention to AIDS-related human rights issues.
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An HIV genetic stowaway that may have come from a related cat virus could help the AIDS virus transmit and replicate in people, U.S. researchers reported on Sunday.