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UN calls for $8 billion more in funding for HIV & AIDS

The United Nations AIDS Agency, UNAIDS, has said an additional $8.2 billion is going to be needed over the next three years if current programmes to combat HIV and AIDS are to be sustained.

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UK's largest HIV clinic facing massive cuts

The Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, home of the largest HIV clinic in the UK, is facing a huge cut in funding for HIV-related psychological support services, it was announced today.

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Denying failed asylum seekers HIV treatment is 'nonsensical'

A group of leading HIV doctors has called for an end to the charges imposed on failed asylum seekers for HIV treatment, claiming that the practice makes no economic or moral sense.

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BMJ calls for end to 'special-status' HIV testing

An editorial in the British Medical Journal has called for an end to the pre-test counselling that all people receive before taking an HIV test. Voluntary testing and counselling have been standard practice for over 10 years, but many believe it is unnecessary given the treatment now available, which can prolong life for many years.

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New UN Report looks at future of AIDS epidemic

A new report commissioned by UNAIDS has suggested that 43 million lives could be saved by 2025 if governments and international organisations act today to tackle the ever growing AIDS epidemic in Africa.

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