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New implant, vaccine trial offer fresh HIV hope

New implant, vaccine trial offer fresh HIV hope

A matchstick-sized implant could revolutionise HIV prevention regimes after early trials suggested the device could stop at-risk people contracting the virus for up to a year at a time, new research showed Tuesday.

In US, first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

In US, first kidney transplant from living donor with HIV

The kidney of a 35-year-old HIV-positive woman has been transplanted into another patient with the AIDS virus, US surgeons announced Thursday, in a major medical breakthrough.

AIDS cure: London man becomes second to be 'cured' of HIV

AIDS cure: London man becomes second to be 'cured' of HIV

A second person is in sustained remission from HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS, after ceasing treatment and is likely cured, researchers were set to announce at a medical conference Tuesday.

'Fake' doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV

'Fake' doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV

India is investigating claims an unlicensed doctor infected at least 46 people with HIV by re-using syringes, the latest case to expose the paucity of healthcare in the country of 1.25 billion.

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

Scientists announced the launch of another large HIV vaccine efficacy study on Thursday, fuelling hopes for a protective shot against the virus that causes AIDS, despite past disappointments.

South African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission

South African girl, 9, is third child with HIV remission

A South African girl has become only the third child to beat the Aids virus into long-term remission -- almost nine years and counting -- after receiving a drug cocktail in infancy, researchers announced on Monday.

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya, a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, the NGO Unitaid said Wednesday.

Eight miners die in explosion at Colombia coal mine

Eight miners die in explosion at Colombia coal mine

At least eight miners at an underground coal mine in Colombia have died and five more are missing after an explosion caused by methane gas, the national mining agency said on Saturday.

Hitman film and AIDS drama tipped to win at Cannes

Hitman film and AIDS drama tipped to win at Cannes

The Cannes film festival ends Sunday with a movie about a hammer-wielding hitman, a rousing story of AIDS activists and a parable of Putin's Russia among the favourites to lift its top prize, the Palme d'Or.

Stars raise $20 million at Cannes AIDS gala

Stars raise $20 million at Cannes AIDS gala

A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith raised more than $20 million (18 million euros) at the AIDS benefit ...

Pope urges 'responsible behaviour' to stop AIDS spread

Pope urges 'responsible behaviour' to stop AIDS spread

Pope Francis on Wednesday issued a call for ‘responsible behaviour’ to prevent the spread of AIDS without specifying whether that included wearing condoms.

One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

One in seven with HIV in Europe unaware of infection

One in seven people with HIV in Europe is unaware of their infection, the EU and World Health Organization reported Tuesday as 2015 marked another record year for new HIV cases in the region.