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Indonesia acts to over-ride patents on HIV drugs

Indonesia's government has taken steps to over-ride patents for HIV drugs, following the lead of other Asian states that...

Drugmakers tackle health crisis of child sex abuse

Leading drugmakers will help set up psychological centers for victims of child sex abuse in an effort to counter the long-term...

HIV death rates fall, but disparities remain: study

New drug treatments have dramatically improved survival for people infected with HIV, but a new study finds that African...

Canada court says not revealing HIV not always a crime

Canada's top court said on Friday that failing to tell a sexual partner you have HIV is only sexual assault if there is "a...

Philippines defies church to push family planning

Philippine President Benigno Aquino is squaring off against his country's powerful Catholic church in a bid to give people...

Sex problems common with breast cancer drugs

Women treated with hormone-blocking drugs to stave off breast cancer recurrences are often dissatisfied with their sex lives,...

Poor HIV patients live longer with care beyond drugs

Patients stepping into Johns Hopkins University's HIV clinic in east Baltimore don't just see a doctor or get prescriptions...

Docs missing chances to prevent newborn syphilis

New York City doctors are sometimes missing valuable chances to prevent pregnant women from passing syphilis to their newborns,...

The ultimate trade-off: Eunuchs may live longer

A study of eunuchs in Korea's royal court has found men without testicles seem to live longer. Researchers looking at the...

Funding cuts imperil European fight against TB, HIV

Cuts in global funding for Eastern Europe and Central Asia are undermining the fight against tuberculosis (TB) and the AIDS...

Health benefits of gastric bypass persist for years

The short-term benefits of weight loss surgery are well known in severely obese people, but a new study finds that improvements...

Alabama's segregation for inmates with HIV faces court scrutiny

Alabama, one of two U.S. states that segregate inmates with HIV from the rest of their prison population, will seek to defend...

Analysis: Use of pill to prevent HIV may be limited in U.S

The first preventive pill for HIV has been hailed as a landmark in the fight against AIDS in the United States, but experts...

As circumcision rates drop, costs increase: study

As gaps in insurance coverage lead to fewer male babies being circumcised in the United States, related health costs could...

U.S. health panel likely to make HIV tests routine

A U.S. health panel may soon make HIV testing as standard a practice as checking cholesterol levels, a move that would fundamentally...

Oral sex not outstripping intercourse among U.S. youth: study

A federal study on the sexual behavior of young Americans released on Thursday countered a widespread belief that oral sex...

Only one gonorrhea drug left for routine cases-CDC

U.S. health officials are urging doctors to stop using a key antibiotic to treat routine cases of gonorrhea due to signs...

U.S. hands more control to S. Africa in AIDS fight

The United States and South Africa are to sign an agreement on funding for an anti-AIDS campaign that is symbolic of Pretoria's...

Kangaroo condoms get a hop on Olympic organisers

London Olympic organisers are investigating how a bucket of Australian-tagged condoms found its way into the athletes' village...

No evidence that sex spoils sport

The ancient Greeks believed athletes should avoid sex before sport, but modern Olympians and scientists are torn over the...

A monthly vaginal ring for HIV prevention?

Two large clinical trials in Africa are ramping up to test the effectiveness of a vaginal ring that releases an HIV-fighting...

Genital warts on the decline among Swedish women

Genital warts have been on the decline among women in Sweden after the country began offering subsidized HPV vaccinations...

Efforts to cut risky sexual behavior by U.S. teens stall

Efforts to reduce risky sexual behavior among U.S. high school students have stalled in the past decade and urgent action...

Bill Gates says much more work needed to turn tide of AIDS

Philanthropist and AIDS prevention advocate Bill Gates said on Monday there had been significant advances in the fight against...

Study raises hope for new drugs for resistant TB

A new combination of three drugs killed 99 percent of patients' tuberculosis bacteria in two weeks, raising hope for a new...

U.S. in global AIDS fight to win, Clinton vows

The United States will keep pushing for an "AIDS-free generation," funding more HIV drugs and medical interventions such...

Banned sex workers find sympathy from AIDS meeting organizers

As the world's largest AIDS conference kicks off in the United States for the first time in 22 years, activists want to ensure...

New data strengthens view of HIV threat for gay black men

A study of black gay and bisexual men in six U.S. cities found HIV infection rates that were 50 percent higher than among...

U.S. blacks, gay and straight, have biggest struggle with HIV

As a gay black man growing up in Chicago's infamous Cabrini Green public housing project, Arick Buckles knows first-hand...

International health panel says treat all HIV infections

An international health panel has recommended for the first time that all HIV patients be treated with antiretroviral drugs,...

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