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Lack of funds hitting war against AIDS, says UN

Global progress fighting AIDS could be lost because prevention programmes are suffering from a lack of leadership, accountability and funding, the head of the United Nations warned on Friday. Headway in tackling the epidemic has b

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TB now rivals AIDS as a leading cause of death

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that 1.1 million people died of TB i

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TB now rivals AIDS as a leading cause of death

For the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases, the World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday. It found that 1.1 million people died of TB i

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WHO urges antiretrovirals for all living with HIV

Anyone infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) should begin antiretroviral treatment after diagnosis as soon as possible, according to the World Health Organization.   With its 'treat-all' recomm

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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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