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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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Relapse of HIV in patients spurs Aids study

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more. True, the news hit

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New HIV cases fall as Bahrain's efforts pay off

Forteen HIV cases have been registered by Bahrain's Health Ministry since the start of the year. Officials said the figures, which compare with 21 during the whole of last year, show Bahrain is committed to tackling the diseas

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HIV infections up 8pc in Europe

Some 131,000 people were newly infected with HIV in Europe and nearby countries in 2012, an 8 percent rise from a year earlier and a worrying reversal of a recent downward trend in Aids cases in the West. A report published by the

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US Senate to extend anti-AIDS programme

The US Senate passed legislation on Monday to extend for another five years a successful and popular programme to combat AIDS worldwide started 10 years ago by former President George W Bush. The 100-member Senate approved the mea

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'Dramatic' progress in AIDS battle

The global rate of HIV infection and the number of AIDS-related deaths have been dramatically reduced, thanks to expanding access to treatment, the United Nations said in a report issued on Monday.

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Stem-cell therapy wipes out HIV in 2 patients

Two men with HIV have been off AIDS drugs for several months after receiving stem-cell transplants for cancer that appear to have cleared the virus from their bodies, researchers reported on Wednesday. Both patients, who were trea

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WHO wants HIV patients treated sooner to save lives

Doctors could save three million more lives worldwide by 2025 if they offer Aids drugs to people with HIV much sooner after they test positive for the virus, the World Health Organisation said on Sunday. While better access to che

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HIV blood case: 7 Saudi health officials sacked

  Seven senior officials seen involved in the case of transfusion of HIV-tainted blood to a young girl in Saudi Arabia have been sacked, according to a report.  

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Gambian leader plans herbal Aids-cure hospital

Aids patients would be offered an herbal cure at a 1,111-bed hospital in Gambia that the president said on Tuesday he plans to build despite medical concerns the treatment is dangerous. President Yahya Jammeh said in 2007 he had f

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