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FDA approves first generic AIDS drugs

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has today awarded its first ever seal of approval to antiretroviral AIDS drugs made by a generics manufacturer.

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Ethiopia launches free AIDS drug treatment programme

The government of Ethiopia, one of the poorest countries in Africa, has announced a new strategic plan to combat AIDS and HIV in the country. In 2003 alone, 114,690 people died of AIDS-related illnesses, and around 1.4 million people were estimated to be living HIV.

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Sex education in UK schools ‘poor’

Good sex education in UK schools is at best fragmented and at worst non-existent, according to a new study carried out by the UK schools inspection body, Ofsted.

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US Changes PEP guidelines

The United States has issued new guidelines on the Post Exposure Prophylaxis (PEP) of HIV which recommends that people exposed through unprotected sex, rape, accidents or occasional drug use be allowed to take an antiretroviral drug cocktail to prevent the virus taking hold in their body.

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Report urges HIV checks for foreign doctors

A report commissioned by Migrationwatch UK has accused the government of failing to protect public health by not screening migrant doctors and healthcare workers for HIV and hepatitis.

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