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.

 

Articles About AIDS

Tom Ford
Designer Tom Ford Talks About Living In Early Days Of AIDS Epidemic, 'Cancer Was Something To Celebrate'

By IBTimes AU

Designer Tom Ford asks people to not let their guard down to avoid AIDS. (10:38 pm)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, CANCER

Miley Cyrus Flaunts Cleavage: Singer Wears Bondage Style Dress For amfAR Gala [See Pictures]

By IBTimes AU

Miley and Rihanna's style of dressing raised eyebrows at amfAR gala. (10:06 pm)

Nanoplug Invisible Hearing Aid Comes With High-Tech Features And Nano-Battery That Recharges Instantaneously

By IBTimes AU

World's first invisible hearing aid comes in a very small size, lightweight design and powered by a nano-battery. (9:20 am)

Traffic drives past Bellevue Hospital where Dr. Craig Spencer is currently recovering from Ebola in New York October 27, 2014. Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating
Canada's Medical Campaign Group Expresses Concern Over Excessive Prescribing Of Sleeping Pills To Older People

By IBTimes AU

The influence of commercial and pharma interests on medical practitioners needs to be curbed. (Oct 30)

MORE TOPICS: BACK PAIN

Tekmira Pharmaceuticals Corporation's head office is pictured in Burnaby, British Columbia August 5, 2014. Tekmira, based in Canada, was one of a few companies to have developed Ebola treatments advanced enough to be tested on people. Shares of Tekmi
'Ebola Virus Manufactured By Western Drug Companies, US Defence Dept.' Goes Viral on Social Media

By IBTimes AU

Western pharmaceutical companies and the U.S. Department of Defence have been implicated of reports concerning the Ebola outbreak. (Oct 27)

MORE TOPICS: CHINA, MANUFACTURING, FACEBOOK, INVESTMENT

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 Spotted Leaving Restaurant In London Followed By Ladies, Ignites Dating Reports

By IBTimes AU

The latest reports surrounding Prince Harry claim the 30-year-old royal prince had dinner with some lucky ladies in a London restaurant. Prince Harry was spotted and photographed stepping out of the exclusive Mayfair restaurant Quaglino’s followed b... (Oct 25)

MORE TOPICS: LONDON

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

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