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1 hr ago | New Scientist

Latest HIV purge claims prompt calls for more caution

HIV has been undetectable for more than three years in the blood of two Australian bone-marrow recipients.


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5 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Hope for new HIV treatment following biomarker discovery

Median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels who received therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x in exploratory, ad hoc, subset analysis by St George's and Bionor Pharma Further analysis of a Phase II study of therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x revealed a potential ... (more)


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Australia, World News

9 hrs ago | Congleton Guardian

Branson urges 'drugs war' rethink

Drug users should be treated with compassion rather than criminalised, Sir Richard Branson has said, as he called for a rethink of current "repressive" policies on drugs.


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12 hrs ago | KHOU-TV Houston

HIV pills show more promise to prevent infection

There is more good news about HIV treatment pills used to prevent infection in people at high risk of getting the AIDS virus: Follow-up from a landmark study that proved the drug works now shows that it does not encourage risky sex and is effective even if people skip some doses.


Related Topix: Australia, World News, Infectious Diseases, Medicine, Transgender, UC San Francisco

Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Washington Post

Decriminalization of sex work could reduce HIV infections

The decriminalization of sex work could significantly decrease global HIV infections among female sex workers, leading to a reduction of at least a third in three countries examined by researchers, according to a new study.


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The New Zealand Herald

Twelve Questions: Rodney Wayne

Rodney Wayne was a butcher with two young children when he decided to retrain as a hairdresser.


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Wall Street Journal

Australia Regulator Censures RBS

MELBOURNE, Australia-Australia's securities regulator has censured Royal Bank of Scotland Group PLC after the bank found some of its traders likely tried to influence the daily setting of the country's benchmark interbank lending rate.


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New Scientist

Drug combo 'game changer' for drug-resistant TB

The first new medication in half a century for the widespread treatment of tuberculosis has also shown the potential to cure drug-resistant TB.


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Casanova raised A 27,000 for charity after giving up sex for a YEAR - now he's a new man

A self-confessed 'player' who gave up sex for a year raised A 27,000 for charity - says he's now a changed man.


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Joep Lange, The Physician-Scientist Before The Medical Diplomat

The tragic loss of the prominent Dutch HIV/AIDS researcher, Joep Lange, M.D., Ph.D., 59, has been reverberating throughout the world since he and his partner, Jacqueline van Tongeren, perished with 296 others on Thursday when their Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, World News, Malaysia, Australia, Duke University, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Medicine, Viramune, Nevirapine (generic)

Sun Jul 20, 2014

The Toronto Star

Africa's HIV stigma threatens AIDS battle

In a busy Mozambique clinic, a 25-year-old mother says she won't tell her estranged husband she has HIV for fear she will be blamed and beaten.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Australia, World News, Aung San Suu Kyi

Fiji Times

Big fight for Tagi

FIJI middleweight champion Opeti Tagi flew out of the country yesterday to prepare for the biggest fight of his life.


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The Town Talk

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.


Related Topix: HIV/AIDS, Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Medicine, Infectious Diseases

Kerry: Evidence Points Clearly To Rebels Shooting Down MH17

Mourners attend a memorial service held for a family of five killed in the flight MH17 disaster Sunday in Melbourne, Australia.


Related Topix: Train Disaster, Australia, World News, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Boeing 777

WDAM-TV Hattiesburg

US official: Malaysia Airlines plane was shot down

U.S. sources confirm to CNN that a Malaysia Airlines flight carrying 298 people was shot down over Ukraine by a surface-to-air missile.


Related Topix: Boeing Aircraft, Aircraft, Commercial Aircraft, Boeing 777, World News, Malaysia, Australia, Vladimir Putin


Australia's Mustered Courage Signs with Travianna Records

Travianna Records is proud to announce the signing of one of Australia's most unique and sought after Americana bands, Mustered Courage, to the label.


Related Topix: Bluegrass, The Avett Brothers, Australia, World News,

Sat Jul 19, 2014


AIDS Researchers Among Dead In Malaysian Flight, Iowans Call It a "Medical Setback"

Malaysian Airlines flight 17 which was shot down from the skies of Ukraine, killed all 298 passengers on board.

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The Telegraph

Netherlands in mourning but aware of Russia ties

Mourners sign a condolence book outside Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, on Saturday near a makeshift memorial to those who died in the Malaysian Airline tragedy .


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Murders most foul

SOME of the more macabre elements of the town's history are being showcased at the Smithy Heritage Centre, in Eccleston.


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Western Star

Study: HIV diagnosis rate fell by a third in US over last decade, may mean fewer infections

The rate of HIV infections diagnosed in the United States each year fell by one-third over the past decade, a government study finds.


Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Australia, World News, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention