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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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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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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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'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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