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HIV patients in care lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV infection

Among HIV patients receiving well-organized care with free access to antiretroviral therapy, those who smoke lose more years of life to smoking than to HIV, according to a Danish study…

Scientists discover how HIV virus gains access to carrier immune cells to spread infection

Scientists from the AIDS Research Institute IrsiCaixa have identified how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, enters the cells of the immune system enabling it to be dispersed throughout an…

Half of All Stillbirths Around the World Could be Prevented

About half of the two million babies who are stillborn every year could be saved by improving the medical care offered to expectant mothers, a study says.   The research,…

Transplant Cures Man of Aids

It appears that an American man living in Berlin has been cured of Aids following a very rare blood transplant, doctors say. The discovery, reported in the journal Blood, came…

Breastfeeding Recommended for HIV-positive Mothers

A South African provincial authority has been given the thumbs up by UNICEF over its decision to promote breastfeeding among all mothers, even those who are HIV-positive. The department of…

Pope Calls Condom Use Acceptable for Some People

One year ago, Pope Benedict XVI’s asserted concerns that condoms could make the Aids crisis worse, but his most recent opinion is that condom use could be, for some people,…

Pope Calls Condom Use Acceptable for Some People

One year ago, Pope Benedict XVI’s asserted concerns that condoms could make the Aids crisis worse, but his most recent opinion is that condom use could be, for some people,…

New Lead for Effective HIV Vaccine

US researchers stated on Thursday that studies revealed a possibility that answers why only some people resist the AIDS virus. Researchers said that there are small differences in 5 amino-acids…

UK Tuberculosis Instances at Three-Decade High

With 9040 tuberculosis (TB) cases in Britain in 2009, instances of drug-resistant TB has doubled over the last 10 years and is at the highest level over the past thirty…