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Health > AIDS
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
 
U.S. scientists have discovered the basic mechanisms that allow HIV to wipe out the body's immune system and cause AIDS, which could lead to new approaches to treatment and research for a cure for the disease that affects 35 million people around the world.
 
The latest hopes of curing AIDS were dashed Friday when U.S. researchers said HIV returned in two men who briefly eradicated the virus after bone marrow transplants for cancer.
 
Suu Kyi urges compassion on World AIDS Day
Myanmar Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi urged greater openness and compassion in the global struggle against AIDS Sunday as experts warned against complacency despite falling infection rates.
 
The U.N. Children's Fund says it is alarmed about increasing HIV and AIDS rates among adolescents over the last seven years and is advocating an aggressive program that includes condom distribution and antiretroviral treatment.
 
A new and more aggressive strain of HIV discovered in West Africa causes significantly faster progression to AIDS, researchers at Sweden's Lund University said Thursday.
 
The AIDS virus is infecting people at ayounger age, a Taipei city government official said Monday, calling for the public to pay more attention to the prevention of the deadly disease.
 
The chances of a woman getting HIV from a man is 20-times greater than the other way around in Taiwan, a local group promoting AIDS awareness pointed out.
 
Scientists said Wednesday they had found an "invisibility cloak" that allows the AIDS virus to lurk unnoticed in human cells after infection and replicate without triggering the immune system.
 
Modern medicine can keep HIV at bay but not cure it, and researchers said Thursday the reason may lie in the larger-than-expected size of the virus's hiding place.
 
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