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Health experts vow to act with courage to end AIDS

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | World health experts have vowed to act with courage to end AIDS at the just-concluded 24th International AIDS Conference. The five-day conference, known as AIDS 2022, brought together scientists, clinicians, community leaders, advocates, people with lived experience of HIV, health providers, decision-makers and others from around …

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A potential cure for AIDS

Defeating HIV with a single injection A new study from Tel Aviv University proposes a novel AIDS treatment that could be turned into a vaccine or a one-time treatment for HIV patients. The research explored modifying type B white blood cells in the patient’s body to release anti-HIV antibodies in …

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World losing ground against HIV

Montreal, Canada | Xinhua | Global HIV community leaders on Friday warned that the world is losing ground against HIV in the opening day of the 24th International AIDS Conference, known as AIDS 2022. More than 9,500 in-person and nearly 2,000 virtual participants were registered to attend the fully hybrid AIDS …

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WHO recommends long-acting cabotegravir for HIV prevention

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | The World Health Organization-WHO on Thursday released new guidelines giving countries a green light to use long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV. The guidelines that were released ahead of the annual International AIDS Conference will support countries as they plan for …

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Makerere University researchers join study to find a cure for HIV

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Makerere University researchers have started a study in which they are trying to find a permanent cure for HIV. Based at the Makerere University Walter Reed Project (MUWRP), the researchers are joining other scientists based in the US to explore whether a strategy dubbed Block, …

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HIV prevention: Uganda to benefit from vaginal ring rollout

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda has been selected among the initial beneficiaries of the International Partnerships for Microbicides (IPM), as the developers move to roll out the HIV-preventing vaginal ring in Africa. The flexible vaginal ring which contains Dapivirine, an antiretroviral drug, is inserted in the vagina and left …

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