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This section contains news and views on HIV and AIDS that were published elsewhere…

Swaziland: MSF Rolls OUT Innovative Approach to Prevent Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission — Stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS from mothers to their children is an essential step in curbing the epidemic of the disease in Swaziland. <Read more…>

Vaccine ‘clears HIV-like virus’ in monkeys — A vaccine for the monkey equivalent of HIV appears to eradicate the virus, a study suggests. Research published in the journal Nature has shown that vaccinated monkeys can clear Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) infection from their bodies <Read more…> (Source: BBC)

New HIV infections are falling dramatically in Africa — Africa is pulling out all the stops in its race to curb the AIDS pandemic by 2015, a deadline set by UN member states. From making anti-retroviral drug therapy (ART) readily available to the masses, to increasing consistent, correct condom use and voluntary medical male circumcision, everything has been tried and tested. And these efforts are paying off, according to the latest report of the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) <Read more…> (Source: AfricaRenewal)

HIV/AIDS activism helps the marginalized emerge from shadows in India — A New Delhi community organization offers care and counseling, but also empowers gay, lesbian and transgender people. <Read more…> (Source: LATimes)

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