Economic decline fueled by rising inflation in Zimbabwe has changed the sexual habits of some men in the country.
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Women who used latex diaphragms and condoms as an HIV prevention method had the same HIV incidence as those who only used condoms.
"Female-Initiated HIV Prevention: What Will We Learn From Upcoming Trials?" AIDS Vaccine Advocacy Coalition: The report -- which was published by AVAC in collaboration with the African Microbicides Advocacy Group and the Global Campaign for Microbicides -- aims to assist people in understanding the implications of results from two trials on female-initiated HIV prevention methods. One trial, called MIRA, examines whether protecting the cervix with a physical barrier reduces women's risk of contracting HIV. The other trial looks at a microbicide candidate called Carraguard.
Organizations are compiling data on HIV/AIDS-related stigma and the accessibility of health services in some developing countries.peopl
AIDS Healthcare Foundation lauded the California State Senate Health Committee for its vote in favor of Assembly Bill 682, California's Routine HIV Screening Bill.
Malawi plans to provide 150,000 HIV-positive people with access to no-cost antiretroviral drugs.
About 140,000 children in China who have lost one or both parents to AIDS-related illnesses.
Multilateral development banks are not fulfilling their commitments to support initiatives involving reproductive and sexual health in developing countries.
Sydney Declaration calls for increased research funding to fight HIV/AIDS worldwide.
The Vietnamese government has issued a series of documents aimed at increasing access to HIV/AIDS care and treatment in the country in an effort to keep the country's HIV prevalence below 0.27% in 2007, the Vietnam News Agency reports. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung recently ordered health clinics, social welfare facilities, rehabilitation centers and prisons to provide medical check-ups, counseling, care and treatment to HIV-positive people, as well as funerals for people in their care who die of AIDS-related causes.
There are many effective, albeit expensive, intervention programs aimed at encouraging HIV-positive people to practice less risky behavior.
The experimental antiretroviral drug etravirine greatly reduces HIV viral loads in people with a history of drug resistance.
El Salvador needs to take increased efforts to control the growing number of HIV cases in the country.
A 10-point action plan aims to foster leadership roles of women and girls in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Study has discovered how the HIV virus evades the human body's immune system.
About 1.5 million people in Zambia have been tested for HIV, according to a recently released report conducted by the country's National HIV/AIDS Council, Xinhua News Agency reports. According to the report, Zambia, which has a population of about 11 million, has opened 550 HIV/AIDS voluntary testing and counseling centers.
Nongovernmental organizations also are providing similar services to support the government's efforts to increase HIV testing in the country, Xinhua News Agency reports.
Global HIV prevention programs that urge women to take a leading role must be increased to effectively combat the spread of the virus.
The number of people estimated to be living with HIV/AIDS in India is about 2.47 million, or half of previous estimates.
A campaign launched to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among high-risk groups in the country.
More than half of New Mexicans don't find out they have HIV until they are already sick with the advanced form of the disease.
India to announce a decrease in estimated number of HIV/AIDS cases nationwide and a sixfold increase in spending on HIV prevention programs during the next five years.
First lady Laura Bush promoted the role of faith-based organizations in the fight against HIV/AIDS in Africa.
Six churches in Washington has launched a counseling program for HIV-positive people and drug users.