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Warning over spread of HIV in Bahrain

Heterosexual transmission of HIV in Bahrain is on the rise, warned a top health official. While most cases of HIV in the country were a result of addicts injecting drugs, the recent trend was transmission through couples, said Health Ministry

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New Bahrain law to protect rights of HIV victims

A new law that protects the rights of people with HIV could soon be introduced in Bahrain, a report said, adding that it includes jail sentences and fines for those who fail to disclose they have the virus. It will also fine emplo

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New Bahrain law to protect rights of HIV victims

A new law that protects the rights of people with HIV could soon be introduced in Bahrain, a report said, adding that it includes jail sentences and fines for those who fail to disclose they have the virus. It will also fine emplo

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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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WHO calls for worldwide use of ‘smart’ syringes

Adoption of safety-engineered syringes is absolutely critical to protecting people worldwide from becoming infected with HIV, hepatitis and other diseases, said a top official of the World Health Organisation (WHO). “This sh

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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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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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