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Anti-AIDS drugs have helped save 19 million years of human life since 1996, said an analysis Tuesday which also slashed U.N. estimates for HIV deaths and disease by a quarter.
 
The monkey version of HIV can take refuge from anti-AIDS drugs within days of entering the body, a study said Sunday, dampening hopes for a human cure.
 
The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds. Experts celebrated it as hopeful news that the AIDS epidemic may be slowing in the U.S.
 
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.
 
New effort to halt spread of HIV/AIDS in the Caribbean
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.
 
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