Global AIDS-related deaths and new HIV infections have fallen by over a third in a decade, the United Nations said Wednesday as it voiced hope of wiping out the killer disease.
The Ministry of Health and Welfare (MHW) recently disclosed that AIDS-related diseases were the 10th leading cause of death among young adults in 2012, the Taipei City Department of Health (DOH) said yesterday, adding that this is the first time the condition made it onto the list.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) called on people with HIV infections to seek treatment early on, citing statistics that more than one-third of HIV patients develop AIDS within a year.
U.S. health authorities are recommending the daily use of anti-retroviral medication to prevent HIV infection for high-risk groups.
A handful of sex workers sit on discarded cardboard along a filthy sewer channel, sharing food and razors to shave their legs and faces as they prepare for the night's labor on the streets of Jamaica's capital.
The Executive Yuan passed an amendment to the HIV Infection Control and Patient Rights Protection Act yesterday, canceling the entry, visit, and residence restrictions of HIV patients who are not Taiwanese citizens.
The U.N.'s AIDS envoy for Eastern Europe voiced fears Thursday for injecting drug users in Crimea who risk being cut off from a lifeline treatment prohibited in Russia.
A rare case of suspected HIV transmission from one woman to another was reported Thursday by U.S. health authorities.
A baby treated for HIV within hours of birth is free of the virus nearly a year later, in the second case that has raised hopes about early treatment, doctors said Wednesday.
A new gene therapy approach that engineers a person's T cells so that they become resistant to the human immunodeficiency virus has shown early signs of success, researchers said Wednesday.