Preventive use of a cheap, commonly-prescribed antibiotic dramatically reduced the death toll among African patients whose immune systems had been ravaged by the AIDS virus, says a paper appearing on Monday.
New HIV infections are increasing among homosexuals, drug users and prostitutes who don't seek help because of laws that criminalize these practices, the head of the U.N. AIDS agency said Monday.
Mobile phones may be a key weapon in the war against HIV and AIDS in Africa, says to the UNAIDS chief.
The United Nations is launching a global campaign to prevent girls and women from contracting HIV, now the leading cause of death and disease among women between the reproductive ages of 15 and 49.
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.