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‘Ebola challenge is biggest since Aids’

The deadly spread of Ebola in West Africa is something unseen since the outbreak of Aids, said Thomas Frieden, director of the US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. “I would say that in the 30 years I've been wo

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Top Bahrain official urges new HIV awareness campaign

The Bahrain government ministries need to band together to help prevent the spread of HIV/Aids by providing comprehensive sex education for Bahrain’s youth, according to a prominent campaigner. Former National Aids Preventio

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100 Aids experts on downed plane

About 100 Aids experts, including an influential Dutch researcher, were among the 298 passengers on a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over Ukraine. They were headed to an international Aids conference in Melbourne, an Austra

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100 Aids experts on downed plane

About 100 Aids experts, including an influential Dutch researcher, were among the 298 passengers on a Malaysian airliner that was shot down over Ukraine. They were headed to an international Aids conference in Melbourne, an Austra

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Aids epidemic can be controlled by 2030: UN

New HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are decreasing, the UN said on Wednesday, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country".   "Mo

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Blood in tea: Inmate's jail term extended

An inmate with Aids in Dubai Central Jail, accused of trying to mix his blood in tea meant for other inmates, has been given an additional six months in jail, a report said. He has been found guilty of endangering the lives of 40

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Relapse of HIV in patients spurs Aids study

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit

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New HIV cases fall as Bahrain's efforts pay off

Forteen HIV cases have been registered by Bahrain's Health Ministry since the start of the year. Officials said the figures, which compare with 21 during the whole of last year, show Bahrain is committed to tackling the diseas

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HIV infections up 8pc in Europe

Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in Aids cases in the West. A report published by the

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US Senate to extend anti-AIDS programme

The US Senate passed legislation on Monday to extend for another five years a successful and popular programme to combat AIDS worldwide started 10 years ago by former President George W Bush. The 100-member Senate approved the mea

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