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29 November 2016

Early-stage HIV vaccine trial starts in South Africa

New HIV vaccine trial builds on success of 2009 Thai trial that showed 31.2% effectiveness in preventing HIV.

24 November 2016

Capsule which delivers medicine for weeks after swallowing could revolutionise HIV treatment

A new pill technology has the potential to simplify HIV treatment and curb the rise of drug-resistant HIV.

13 November 2016

Treating fungal infections could prevent 1 million AIDS-related deaths by 2020

Over 300,000 AIDS-related deaths each year could be prevented through better diagnosis and treatment of fungal infections

10 November 2016

Promising new device can detect viral load in under 30 minutes

Viral load testing could become more accessible to millions of people living with HIV in sub-Saharan Africa thanks to a new USB testing stick.

30 September 2016

10% of children living with HIV don’t develop AIDS because immune system ignores HIV

The natural ability of some children's immune systems to hold off attacking HIV, thus stopping diseases progression, may provide clues for future treatment.

20 September 2016

African nations, private donors and high-income countries rally together to raise $US 13 billion for the Global Fund

Nearly US$ 13 billion has been pledged to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, to accelerate the response to end these diseases over the next three years.

02 September 2016

Vaginal ring for HIV prevention effective and acceptable

An updated adherence analysis from the ASPIRE study indicates that consistent users of a vaginal ring containing dapivirine experienced 65% fewer infections, the 21st International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa heard last month.

16 August 2016

WHO to convene expert review on hormonal contraceptives

Heightened concerns regarding the link between the hormonal contraceptive, Depo-Provera, and the risk of HIV acquisition in women after new systematic review released.

21 July 2016

AIDS 2016: The call to end AIDS in children by 2020

A bold new framework, part of the ‘Start Free, Stay Free, AIDS Free’ initiative, was launched at AIDS 2016 with the aim of ending AIDS among children, adolescents and young women by 2020.