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

Breakthrough: Tablets Preventing HIV Virus Transmission Discovered

By IBTimes AU

A new tablet Truvada, made by Pharmaceutical Company Gilead Sciences, can prevent transmission of HIV virus, according to a study published in Lancet, a medical journal. The participants in 2014’s International AIDS Conference rejoiced and welcomed... (10:51 pm)


Grijns, Dutch Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV/AIDS, speaks to delegates at 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne
Researchers Claim That HIV Can Be Eliminated Permanently

By IBTimes AU

HIV can be permanently eliminated from human cells, claim researchers from Temple University School of Medicine. (4:07 pm)


The Google I/O logo is seen on the stage prior to the keynote speech at the Google I/O developers conference in San Francisco
Google Material Design Theme Adopted in Google Play Store App Pages

By IBTimes AU

The Material Design theme that Google said will be the cornerstone of its products and Web site displays has been incorporated in the app pages of the Play Store. (2:00 pm)


MH17: ‘Trademark Trolls’ Make Profit Out of the Tragedy

By IBTimes AU

‘Trademark trolls’ swarm to get "MH17" patented (9:43 am)


REFILE - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  Family members of the victims killed in Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 plane disaster react next to Mayor Pieter Broertjes (front 3rd L) as a row of hearses carrying the victims' bodies arrives at the Korporaal van Oud
What May Have Happened to Malaysia Airlines MH17: 5 Strangest Conspiracy Theories; Crash Victim Had Frightening ‘Premonition’

By IBTimes AU

Only four months after disappearance of MH370, another Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 met with a horrifying tragedy. Boeing 777 was carrying 298 people in the plane from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur when the plane was reportedly shot down, killing all the people onboard. No one knows why it happened. (Jul 24)


People celebrate and wave Russian flags as the preliminary results of today's referendum are announced in the Crimean city of Sevastopol on 16 March, 2014.
Malaysian Airlines Flight 17: Russians Feel Glut Over Steady Diet of Conspiracy Theories on Downed Jet

By IBTimes AU

Global anger grows at Russia, believed to be behind the Moscow-initiated missile hit on Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 that took 298 lives, but many Russians are unaware of that. The reason is because they are being bombarded by a constant diet of cons... (Jul 24)


A marijuana plant is seen at Tweed Marijuana Inc in Smith's Falls, Ontario, March 19, 2014. By unlocking the once-obscure medical marijuana market, Canada has created a fast-growing, profitable and federally regulated industry with a distinct appeal to th
Half a Million Years of Life Lost to Opioid Abuse in U.S.

By IBTimes AU

Opioid abuse more or less results in more than half a million years of life lost per year, a report by PsychCentral said. (Jul 24)


Grijns, Dutch Ambassador for Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights and HIV/AIDS, speaks to delegates at 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne
HIV/AIDS Cure a Step Closer with Anti-Cancer Drugs 'Kicking' Virus Out of Infected Cells

By IBTimes AU

A recent breakthrough in AIDS research has found a way to "kick out" HIV from the body's cells. According to reports, a Danish study discovered that anti-cancer drugs can eliminate HIV from infected cells. (Jul 23)


Women walk in strong winds caused by typhoon Neoguri at Kokusai street, a shopping and amusement district in Naha, on Japan's southern island of Okinawa, in this photo taken by Kyodo July 8, 2014.  REUTERS/Kyodo
Study Finds Homeless and Unstably Housed Women Face High Rates of Violence in SF

By IBTimes AU

A study from UC San Francisco revealed that nearly 60 percent of the women in the city who are homeless or don't have stable homes have experienced some form of violence. The study stated that two-thirds, a third, and another third of the women ... (Jul 23)

Leading Medical Journal Lancet Supports Decriminalisation of Prostitution to Cut HIV Toll

By IBTimes AU

Law enforcement agencies and moralists would surely disagree with the proposal to decriminalise prostitution, which got a major support from a credible publication. Editors of The Lancet, a leading medical journal, supported the decriminalisation move to protect the health of sex trade workers. (Jul 23)


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