The world's largest meeting on HIV/AIDS opens Sunday in the U.S. capital with calls to speed up the global response to the three-decade-long epidemic that killed 1.5 million people last year.
The World Health Organization has endorsed using HIV medicines among people who do not have the infection but are at high risk of getting it, and suggested that poor and wealthy countries alike set up pilot projects to better understand the benefits.
International scientists on Thursday urged a new push for a cure to AIDS, saying the three-decade epidemic is outpacing medications to curb it.
Faced with the highest HIV-AIDS rates in the United States, community health activists in the nation's capital have come up with a novel way for people to save their own lives while killing time.
Deaths from HIV/AIDS are rising in parts of Asia and Central Europe and the global response must accelerate, experts said Wednesday after the release of a major report on the world AIDS epidemic.
South Africa is recalling 500,000 HIV test kits it ordered from a South Korean company after a World Health Organization (WHO) warning over inconclusive results, the health ministry said Tuesday.
A cure for AIDS remains a distant prospect but a host of drug treatments and other advances have fueled fresh hope that new human immunodeficiency virus infections may some day be halted for good.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the first over-the-counter HIV test, allowing Americans to check themselves for the virus that causes AIDS in the privacy of their homes.
An experimental once-daily pill that combines four drugs to fight HIV is as safe and effective as commonly prescribed treatments against the AIDS virus, researchers reported in The Lancet Friday.
One-year-old Katakane laughs and coos in the arms of her HIV-positive mother as a doctor tries to examine her at South Africa's largest public hospital, in Soweto township.