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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Former Spice Girls singer Victoria Beckham attends the world premier of the film ''The Class of 92'' in London December 1, 2013.
Victoria Beckham Makes Remarkable Speech As UN International Goodwill Ambassador, Misses Opening Of Her London Store [SEE VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

Victoria Beckham has been appointed as the United Nations International Goodwill ambassador to help raise awareness about the AIDS virus. Beckham missed the opening of her flagship store in London to be present at the press conference. (Sep 27)

MORE TOPICS: TWITTER, UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK, LONDON

Ugandan President Signs Anti-gay Bill, Defying the West
Condoms Too Small For Uganda Men, Fight Against AIDS Hampered

By IBTimes AU

Uganda men protest for bigger size condoms. (Sep 22)

MORE TOPICS: SUDAN, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, UGANDA, INFECTION

Hip hop mogul Russell Simmons speaks
Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons Says In New Book That Meditation and Yoga Can Make You Rich

By IBTimes AU

Yoga fan Russell Simmons reveals in his new book how yoga can help you get rich and successful. (Sep 19)

Members of Swing Service Workers in Group, a non-profit organisation for sex workers, blow condoms during a campaign to stop the spread of AIDS ahead of World AIDS Day, in Bangkok November 29, 2009. World AIDS Day takes place on December 1, 2009.
Australia Hits An All-Time High With Cases Of Syphilis

By IBTimes AU

Syphilis has seen a huge increase in diagnosis and one of the major reasons for it is unsafe sexual practises. (Sep 19)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INFECTION

Increase In Hepatitis Death Rate Forces Authorities To Act Quickly

By IBTimes AU

Hepatitis Australia has requested the government to act quickly to prevent the spread of new infections of hepatitis B and C (Sep 19)

MORE TOPICS: AUSTRALIA, INFECTION, HEPATITIS B, CANCER

File photo of Ferrari Formula One Driver Michael Schumacher of Germany Celebrates After Taking the Pole Position at the End of the Qualifying Session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir Racetrack in Manama
Michael Schumacher Rehabilitation Update: Home Care Reportedly Costs More Than $160,000 Per Week

By IBTimes AU

Michael Schumacher's family reportedly pays his medical team at home, which consist of doctors, nurses, medical aids, and physical therapists a hefty sum of money per week. (Sep 18)

MORE TOPICS: GERMANY, COURT

Veterinarian Tara Montgomery
FIV that Infects Cats Can Help in the Development of Anti-HIV Drugs

By IBTimes AU

Cats get AIDS too, the virus FIV is similar to HIV and a study on FIV has revealed a lot about the working of HIV. (Sep 17)

MORE TOPICS: ISRAEL

File photo of Ferrari Formula One Driver Michael Schumacher of Germany Celebrates After Taking the Pole Position at the End of the Qualifying Session for the Bahrain Formula One Grand Prix at the Sakhir Racetrack in Manama
Michael Schumacher Rehabilitation Update: F1 Champion In-Home Health Care And Services Consist Of 15 Medical Staff

By IBTimes AU

Michael Schumacher has 15 medical staff to assist him with his recovery and rehabilitation at home. (Sep 16)

A woman sets up a sex toys stand during the Erotica Dream exhibition
Latest Study on One Million Sex Toy Sales Find What Turn the British On

By IBTimes AU

Jon Millward, a data analyst, conducted a research to look into what kind of sex toys do people prefer, and what turns them on. (Sep 15)

Television personality Maria Menounos arrives at the 2011 MTV Video Music Awards
Maria Menounos Lost 40 Pounds; She Follows a Low Carb Vegetarian Diet, Her Weight Loss and Fitness Secrets Revealed

By IBTimes AU

Menounos follows a low-carb vegetarian diet and does a daily workout. (Sep 15)

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