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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‘Sons of Anarchy’ Series Finale: Jax’s Knucklehead And Opie’s Harley Dyna Glide For Auction [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU

"Sons of Anarchy" memorabilia are now up for grabs until Thursdays, including Jax's (Charlie Hunnam) knucklehead and Opie's (Ryan Hurst) Dyna Glide. (1:43 pm)

Russian President Putin and US President Obama/Reuters File
3 Proofs Russia Will Retaliate Against Planned Economic Sanctions, Military Aid to Ukraine by U.S.

By IBTimes AU

As U.S. President Barack Obama mulls over the fresh round of economic sanctions against Russia and the military aid to Ukraine that the American Congress has recently approved, Russia is showing signs that it is ready to meet pressure with force. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: BARACK OBAMA, NUCLEAR WEAPONS, EUROPEAN UNION, RUSSIA, DMITRY MEDVEDEV, UKRAINE

Kim Kardashian arrives at the 2014 MTV Music Video Awards
Kim Kardashian Talks About Her Christmas Present For North West, Believes Her Little One Will 'Really Love' It

By IBTimes AU

Kim Kardashian says that she has planned a surprise present for her daughter North West on Christmas, which she will surely love. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: NEW YORK, DIAMONDS, LOS ANGELES, KIM KARDASHIAN

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, now known as Catherine, arrive at the Carlyle Hotel in New York.
Fans React On Report That Pregnant Kate Middleton Tries To Avoid Prince William's Friends

By IBTimes AU

The Duchess of Cambridge has supposedly been missing out on occasions where Prince William's friends are involved. (Dec 16)

MORE TOPICS: KATE MIDDLETON

Sir Elton John attends the Elton John AIDS Foundation's 13th annual An Enduring Vision Benefit in New York October 28, 2014.
What Happens When Sir Elton John Falls From His Chair In Tennis Match [VIDEO]

By IBTimes AU (No Google news)

A video of Sir Elton John taking a tumble out of his chair during a tennis event has gone viral. (Dec 12)

Chris Martin Of Coldplay Is In Love /File photo/Reuters/Yuya Shino
Coldplay Split, ‘Head Full Of Dreams’ Likely To Be Group's Last Album

By IBTimes AU

Coldplay vocalist Chris Martin talks about their upcoming album and the possibility of it being their last. (Dec 10)

Britain's Prince Harry visits the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey, in central London, November 6, 2014.
Prince Harry Explains 2012 Las Vegas Nude Photos To Not Acting Like A Royal

By IBTimes AU

Buckingham Palace has been quite used to scandals involving members of the royal family. There was Princess Margaret's love affairs, Prince Charles' divorce with Princess Diana and other royal dangerous liaisons. But none was perhaps as modern-day as the nude photo scandal of Prince Harry. (Dec 05)

MORE TOPICS: AFGHANISTAN, LONDON

Models Gather For A Blood Test Party In Bangkok
'Kill Gays For AIDS-Free Christmas,' 'AIDS: The Judgement Of God' YouTube Video Urges

By IBTimes AU

An Arizona pastor is teaching that AIDS is a judgement of God and gays should be killed for an AIDS-free Christmas (Dec 05)

Models Gather For A Blood Test Party In Bangkok
HIV Will Be Almost Harmless In Its Continuous Evolution

By IBTimes AU

Virologists are seeing HIV evolving to an almost harmless state. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: SOUTH AFRICA, BOTSWANA, INFECTION

A Palestinian baby is circumcised at Patient Care Association in Gaza May 20, 2010. Circumcision is a common surgery for Muslims in accordance to the teachings of Prophet Mohammed. They believe that it purifies the body from dirtiness, and immunizes it fr
Draft CDC Guidelines Say Benefits Of Male Circumcision Outweigh Risks

By IBTimes AU

The question "To cut or not to cut the penis's foreskin" would get another round of debate anew in the medical community as the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued on Tuesday draft guidelines on circumcision. (Dec 04)

MORE TOPICS: RELIGION, INFECTION, CANCER

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