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HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

HIV drugs touted as weapon in war on coronavirus

As doctors scramble to contain the fast-spreading coronavirus, a potent brew of anti-retroviral and flu drugs has emerged as a possible defence against the disease that has killed hundreds.

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.

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

China gene babies' mutation linked to higher mortality: study

The genetic mutation given to Chinese twins last year rendering them immune to the HIV virus may significantly reduce life expectancy, scientists said Monday in a fresh warning against human gene-editing.

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.

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.

Philippines has highest HIV infection growth rate in Asia-Pacific: UN

Philippines has highest HIV infection growth rate in Asia-Pacific: UN

The Philippines has registered the fastest-growing HIV/AIDS epidemic in the Asia-Pacific in the past six years with a 140-percent increase in the number of new infections ...

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.

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.