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India AIDS fight hit by funding crisis

India's fight against AIDS is being jeopardised by a cut in social spending by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government, with health workers being laid off and programmes to prevent the spread of the deadly disease curtailed.

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Goal to end AIDS epidemic by 2030 realistic: UN

The world can end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, the UN said on Tuesday, highlighting global success in rolling out life-saving drugs over the last 15 years. The UN Millennium Development Goal to halt and reverse the spread of the dis

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Global population living 6 years longer than in 1990

Global life expectancy has risen by more than six years since 1990 thanks to falling death rates from cancer and heart disease in rich countries and better survival in poor countries from diarrhoea, tuberculosis and malaria. In an

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AIDS pandemic ‘has reached tipping point’

The world has finally reached "the beginning of the end" of the AIDS pandemic that has infected and killed millions in the past 30 years, according to a leading campaign group fighting HIV. The number of people newly inf

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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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