In a major policy change for President Thabo Mbeki's government, South African officials Thursday unveiled a program to distribute free AIDS drugs, ending its long-standing opposition to providing anti-retrovirals.
Canada introduced legislation Thursday designed to allow companies to sell low-cost versions of expensive AIDS drugs to poor nations.
The international response to AIDS will leave the United Nations' prevention and treatment goals unmet unless efforts to combat the disease are significantly ramped up.
The U.S. Senate passed a $15 billion White House-backed bill on Friday aimed at slowing the AIDS pandemic ravaging the developing world in what one senator called "the greatest humanitarian crisis in the 21st century."…
The first AIDS vaccine to be tested on humans failed to prevent HIV infection in the general population but may protect blacks and Asians in the U.S. and Europe, vaccine-maker VaxGen Inc. said late Sunday.
With more than 40 million people worldwide infected with HIV, the virus's toll on Africa is worsening and an AIDS epidemic is poised to explode in Asia, a U.N. report warned Tuesday.
Former President Bill Clinton and South African leader Nelson Mandela called on world leaders to recognize the AIDS epidemic as a threat to worldwide economic stability and peace at the closing ceremony of the 14th International AIDS Conference.
Shouting protesters drowned out U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson during his speech to the 14th International AIDS Conference Tuesday, saying that the United States isn't doing its part in the fight against global epidemic.
The world's largest conference on the AIDS epidemic opened Sunday with renewed calls for aid from the developed nations and demands that affordable drugs be made available to third world nations fighting the disease.
Despite ongoing negotiations with an AIDS drug manufacturer, Brazil announced that they will strip the company's patent and start producing the drug unless prices drop by 40 percent.
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