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HIV outbreak sparks panic in Larkana

400 plus tested positive in recent weeks, say health officials

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What would I have done in Larkana, asks health minister

Number of HIV-positive cases rises to 445

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Larkana doctor denies injecting patients with HIV

Sindh AIDS Control Programme confirms 287 cases of HIV

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Larkana needs to get an HIV-trained paediatrician now

Govt needs to send medicines, ensure support

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85 people test positive for HIV in Larkana

Seven diagnosed with AIDS in Shikarpur and Khairpur

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13 children declared HIV positive

They are all under eight years old

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London man becomes second to be ‘cured’ of HIV

The patient had no sign of the virus for 19 months after a bone marrow transplant

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HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child’s life

The child had a terminal liver disease and would have died without the transplant

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HIV infects one teenaged girl every 3 minutes: UN

Every three minutes, a girl between the ages of 15 and 19 is infected with the virus that causes AIDS, said a UN report Wednesday that warned of a “crisis” fuelled by gender inequality.

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Scientists seek end to ‘unscientific’ HIV laws

AIDS experts called Wednesday for an end to laws that can see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus, saying the approach was “unscientific” and worsening the killer epidemic.

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‘Dangerous complacency’ looms over world AIDS meeting

Thousands of experts and activists descend on Amsterdam Monday to bolster the battle against AIDS amid warnings that “dangerous complacency” may cause a resurgence of the epidemic that has already killed 35 million people.

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Gates mocks Trump for not knowing difference between HIV, HPV

Bill Gates is not a huge fan of Donald Trump, and at a recent event hosted by his foundation, he made that clear as he revealed details about his interactions with the US president. The billionaire Microsoft founder drew laughter from the crowd when he said that at two meetings, Trump needed help distinguishing the…

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‘Every app is a dating app’: technology blamed for rise in HIV rates in Pakistan

NEWS DESK: While technology may have strengthened the fight against HIV and Aids in many countries, in Pakistan it has led to an increase in HIV infection among young people, health experts and activists have warned, reported The Guardian. Mobile apps and social media have opened new avenues for social encounters in the conservative south…

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A sixth of new HIV patients in Europe 50 or older: study

People aged 50 and older comprise a growing percentage of HIV patients in Europe, accounting for one in six new cases in 2015, researchers said Wednesday. The older cohort was more likely to be diagnosed with advanced stages of HIV and AIDS compared to 15-49 year olds, and to contract the disease through heterosexual sex,…

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World lags badly on targets to slash TB, HIV, obesity: study

Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review published Wednesday. At the same time, less than five percent of countries were likely to reach the UN goal of reducing suicides, road deaths and…

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Aids deaths halve across the world as more people get drugs

NEWS DESK: Deaths linked to Aids across the world have halved in a decade, official figures shows. BBC reported that the condition, which is caused by HIV, used to be one of the top 10 causes of deaths worldwide. A report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) showed deaths had fallen from…

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World AIDs Day being observed today

KARACHI: World HIV/AIDs Day is being observed on Thursday (December 1) to raise awareness about the AIDs pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.   Globally there are an estimated 34 million people who have the virus and more than thirty-five million people have died of HIV/AIDs. In Pakistan, nearly 100,000 people are living…

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‘Sugar daddies’ and ‘blessers’: A threat to AIDS fight

DURBAN, SOUTH AFRICA: Lebogang Motsumi, 27, still remembers the moment when she learnt she had contracted HIV from a man a decade her senior. “It was August 15, 2009, at 1:00pm,” she said, recalling the instant when her life changed traumatically. “I was so ignorant,” she said. “I thought HIV had a face” – thin,…

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Researchers warn of no quick HIV cure

DURBAN: Researchers on Tuesday praised progress made towards developing an HIV cure, but said it was impossible to tell when or even if a cure for the devastating epidemic would be found. Some 18,000 delegates from around the world have converged on the coastal city of Durban for the 21st International AIDS Conference where the…

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