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AIDS testing and treatment fall short in Africa

There have been dramatic progress in the global fight against HIV and AIDS but, massive challenges and misunderstandings still remain, especially in Africa. Globally, the number of AIDS-related deaths has dropped by  29 per cent since 2005. Access to antiretroviral drugs has expanded more than 40-fold worldwide in the past decade,

Drug regime could halt spread of HIV

Scientists have made a breakthrough which could slow the Aids epidemic after finding that giving antiretroviral drugs to people with HIV prevents them infecting their partners. The implications of the research, carried out in 13 countries, caused excitement among Aids campaigners and doctors. Theoretically, if every person infected with HIV was

Signs and Symptoms of HIV/AIDS for Men

Some people experience signs and symptoms of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus), as soon as they become infected, while others do not. When they occur, early signs and symptoms are often mistaken for the flu or a mild viral infection. Initial signs and symptoms of HIV include: Fever Headache Tiredness Nausea Diarrhea Enlarged lymph nodes in the

Top 10 HIV Myths

Shortly after HIV/AIDS hit the scene, rumours about it flew throughout the world. “You can get it by kissing.” “You can get it by holding hands.” “It is airborne.” Throughout the years, most of the HIV myths have been dispelled, but it seems as though there are still a few rumors

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