All the latest worldwide HIV and AIDS news, including treatment, prevention, and hepatitis and TB co-infections. News from our own team of writers plus articles we have selected from other sources.

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  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    City Health Official, Seeking to Stem Spread of HIV, Pushes Earlier Drug Treatment
    New York Times | 01 December 2011

    New York City’s health commissioner is pushing an aggressive change in city policy toward H.I.V., recommending that doctors begin to treat it as soon as it is diagnosed.

  • Finance and funding
    HIV funding cut as science brings 'decisive moment'
    BBC | 01 December 2011

    This year's World Aids Day comes at what many scientists and campaigners agree is a decisive moment in the 30-year history of the epidemic. But just as the science is bringing much-needed new results, funding is tailing off for the first time.

  • History of HIV and AIDS
    HIV at 30 - The Unfinished War
    Huffington Post | 30 November 2011

    I can't quite claim a full three decades with HIV. It was in 1984 that I turned up at a clinic with a crop of throat ulcers so impressive the doctor had a photo taken. In retrospect, they were my first HIV symptom. I tested positive a year later.

  • Infectiousness and treatment as prevention
    Australia: 'Eliminate HIV transmission by 2018′
    Sydney Star Observer | 30 November 2011

    The National Association of People Living with HIV/AIDS (NAPWA) has used World AIDS Day to call for Australia to commit to adopting new technology to fight HIV transmission, with the goal of eliminating transmission and new diagnoses before the end of the decade.

  • Outcomes and prognosis
    HIV/AIDS hospitalizations drop in California
    Los Angeles Times | 30 November 2011

    California has made dramatic gains in reducing the hospitalization rates of people living with HIV and AIDS, but there are still racial disparities, according to a new state report.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    1 out of 20 Dentists in Los Angeles Will Not Treat HIV-Positive Patients
    Insurance News | 30 November 2011

    A new study released today by the Williams Institute found that five percent of dental offices in Los Angeles County have a blanket policy of refusing dental services to People Living with HIV/AIDS.

  • Hope for new AIDS protection seen in mouse study
    Yahoo News | 30 November 2011

    As scientists struggle to find a vaccine to prevent infection with the AIDS virus, a study in mice suggests hope for a new approach — one that doctors now want to test in people.

  • Medical procedures and other blood-borne exposure
    HIV risk to patients from infected health workers 'extremely low'
    The Guardian | 30 November 2011

    Restrictions on NHS workers with HIV could be relaxed after a review found an "extremely low" risk of the disease being passed to patients. England's chief medical officer Dame Sally Davies announced consultations after advisers said UK rules were "out of step" with available evidence.

  • Policy
    Thailand: HIV plan to cut infections by two-thirds
    Bangkok Post | 30 November 2011

    Thailand aims to reduce the rate of new HIV/Aids infection cases by two-thirds within the next five years to mark World Aids Day today.

  • HIV spreading in Europe, but AIDS cases declining: study
    AFP | 30 November 2011

    HIV infections continued to rise in Europe in 2010, but thanks to treatment the number of cases of full-blown AIDS has dramatically declined in recent years, according to a report published Wednesday.

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