Jan 25, 2015

Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow. Nevada health officials said Friday that they’re considering strict brothel-style regulations for a booming adult ...

Crimea, eastern Ukraine face AIDS epidemic, U.N. says

Jan 21, 2015

Crimea, eastern Ukraine face AIDS epidemic, U.N. says

A lethal health crisis is brewing in Russian-annexed Crimea and war-torn eastern Ukraine, where heroin users have lost access to therapy to wean them off the drug, the U.N.’s AIDS envoy said Wednesday. Out of 805 people in Crimea who before the annexation were ...

Jan 8, 2015

Researchers find clues to how HIV evades detection

Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS said Wednesday they had found important clues about how HIV manages to skirt detection after being suppressed by drugs. The sleeping virus can harbor mutations that, like an invisibility cloak, help it evade detection by the immune system, ...

Dec 23, 2014

Unlicensed doctor held in Cambodia HIV outbreak

An unlicensed medical practitioner suspected of negligently infecting more than 100 villagers in northwestern Cambodia with the virus that causes AIDS was charged Monday with murder and other crimes, a prosecutor said. Yem Chhrin was charged with murder carried out with cruelty, intentionally spreading ...

Dec 2, 2014

HIV may evolve to cause AIDS less frequently

HIV may be evolving to become less aggressive, suggesting that one day it may infect humans without causing AIDS. Women with HIV in South Africa are more likely to have AIDS than a similar group in Botswana, where the disease arrived a decade earlier. ...

Oct 9, 2014

Hi-tech images point to chinks in HIV's armor

In a boost for the long and frustrating quest for an AIDS vaccine, researchers on Wednesday unveiled molecular imaging of an elusive feature that helps HIV infect immune cells. In papers published in the journals Science and Nature, U.S. specialists described the structure and ...

Jul 11, 2014

WHO urges all gay men to use preventive drugs

The World Health Organization on Friday urged all men who have gay sex to take antiretroviral drugs, warning that HIV infections are rising among homosexual men in many parts of the world. “We are seeing exploding epidemics,” warned Gottfried Hirnschall, who heads the WHO’s ...

May 23, 2014

Japan sets record for new AIDS patients

Japan broke its annual record for new AIDS patients in 2013 with 484, the highest on record, a health ministry team said Friday. Team leader Aikichi Iwamoto said people who suspect they have contracted HIV should have themselves tested because early treatment can help ...