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Ebola deaths climb

Researchers once again scramble to launch trials during a crisis | THE INDEPENDENT | A multipronged international effort has begun to pull out all the stops to launch trials of experimental Ebola vaccines in Uganda, which declared an outbreak of the deadly disease on 20 September. According to the most …

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Fauci announces stepping down in December

Los Angeles, U.S. | Xinhua | U.S. top infectious disease expert Anthony Fauci announced Monday he plans to step down from his roles at the end of the year after more than 50 years of public service. Fauci serves as U.S. President Joe Biden’s top medical adviser and the director of …

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Anti-viral drug effective against coronavirus, study finds

Washington, United States | AFP | Anti-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in coronavirus patients, according to the full results of a trial published Friday night, three weeks after America’s top infectious diseases expert said the study showed the medication has “clear-cut” benefits. Complete results from the research, which was carried out by US government …

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Halted HIV vaccine trials were not a waste of time-UVRI

Kampala, Uganda  | THE INDEPENDENT | The Director of the Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI Dr Pontiano Kaleebu has allayed fears that the HIV vaccine trials which were halted early this week in South Africa were not a waste of time. On Monday, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases …

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HIV treatment breakthrough

New experimental injection could revolutionise treatment Scientists have developed a new therapy for HIV/AIDS that they say could lead to longer periods of pill-free treatment and even eventually, perhaps, to what experts call a “functional cure”. Researchers at Taiwan-based United BioPharma report encouraging results with a single injection that seems …

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An AIDS cure

Global Researcher speaks out on why he cannot predict when it will come Kampala, Uganda | FLAVIA NASSAKA | American immunologist and Director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health in the U.S., Dr. Anthony Fauci was a young doctor when he …

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