Acquired immune deficiency syndrome or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is a disease of the human immune system caused by the human immunodeficiency virus. 

Although treatments for AIDS and HIV can slow the course of the disease, there is currently no known cure or vaccine. Antiretroviral treatment reduces both the mortality and the morbidity of HIV infection, but these drugs are expensive and routine access to antiretroviral  medication is not available in all countries. Due to the difficulty in treating HIV infection, preventing infection is a key aim in controlling the AIDS pandemic, with health organizations promoting safe sex andneedle-exchange programmes in attempts to slow the spread of the virus.

 

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A woman reads a pamphlet as New York Healthcare workers attend an Ebola educational session at the Jacob Javits Convention center in New York, October 21, 2014. Thousands of healthcare workers representing dozens of clinical and non-clinical positions att
Fears Of Infection Spread Prompt Some US Hospitals To Refuse Ebola Patients

By IBTimes AU

Medical historian Dr. Howard Markel of the University of Michigan said this won't be the first time health practitioners will refuse patients afflicted with a deadly virus as like that of the Ebola. (Oct 24)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, MICHIGAN, PENNSYLVANIA, INFECTION

Traveler
5 Ways To Entertain Yourself On Long Haul Flights

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Just because it's a 10-hour flight, it doesn't mean you should just sit for 10 hours (Oct 20)

Britain's Prince Harry (L), Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge and his wife, Catherine, the Duchess of Cambridge share a light moment as they stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in the annual Trooping of the Colour ceremony to celebrate the
Prince Harry Attends The 100 Women In Hedge Funds Gala Dinner As Guest Of Honour In London

By IBTimes AU

Prince Harry looked dashing in a black tuxedo and bowtie at the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Gala Dinner in London. The 30-year-old royal attended the event as the guest of honour where the proceeds will go to the WellChild charity that aids sick children. (Oct 18)

MORE TOPICS: ADDICTION, KATE MIDDLETON, LONDON

Actress Ellen Pompeo, of the series "Grey's Anatomy," arrives at the 2013 People's Choice Awards in Los Angeles, January 9, 2013.
'Grey's Anatomy' Season 11, Episode 4 Spoilers: Jolex, Calzona, Merder All Unhappy; Japril Takes The Backseat [Watch Promo Video]

By IBTimes AU

"Grey's Anatomy" Season 11, Episode 4, titled "Only Mama Knows," airs Thursday, Oct. 17, on ABC. Shippers watching the show may have been feeling a little low. Jolex, Calzona, and Merder are all unhappy. Japril has little screentime, and the characters are in a mess. (Oct 17)

MORE TOPICS: ARIZONA

HIV Treatment News: Russian HIV/AIDS Vaccine To Be Tested With Humans; HIV Prevention Pill takes Centre Stage In Sydney Forum

By IBTimes AU

Russia’s pioneer HIV/AIDS vaccine to enter second phase of trials; An HIV Prevention Pill will be discussed in Sydney on October. (Oct 15)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INFECTION

Drinking tea
Tea 101: 5 Kinds Of Tea That Will Perk You Up In The Morning

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

The wake-me-up for those who can't have coffee. (Oct 15)

Australian Performer Iggy Azalea' Legal Troubles Do Not Seem To End
Iggy Azalea Wishes Ebola on Paparazzo [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

The paparazzo was persistently following her. (Oct 14)

MORE TOPICS: CALIFORNIA, AUSTRALIA, LOS ANGELES

Government Health Workers Administer Blood Tests For The Ebola Virus In Kenema, Sierra Leone
Ebola The Next Big Thing Since AIDS

By IBTimes AU

Ebola could be the next big thing since AIDS (Oct 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INFECTION

HIV Cure Underway, Trial Results Show Effective Treatment – Biotron Limited (ASX:BIT) Announces

By IBTimes AU

Bitron Limited (ASX:BIT) announces successful trial results with its trial of 5 patients with HIV and hepatitis C (Oct 11)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, THAILAND, INFECTION, MANAGEMENT

The Dos And Don’ts Of Dieting: How To Shed Those Extra Pounds Effectively

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

Are you doing your diet and weight loss plan correctly? Check out this dieting dos and don’ts to find out. (Oct 08)

MORE TOPICS: CANCER

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