Tag - hiv



Women at a water well as a sand storm passes by in Ethiopia
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 6, 2024
Climate disasters in Africa push women to sell sex, risking HIV progress
Hunger is pushing women and girls into sexual exploitation and increasing the risk of HIV, health experts and aid workers have warned.
People hold pictures of victims of the contaminated blood scandal, at a vigil to remember those that lost their lives, ahead of the release of the final report of the Infected Blood Inquiry, in London on Sunday.
WORLD / Science & Health
May 21, 2024
Probe into infected blood scandal slams U.K. state over ‘chilling’ cover-up
More than 30,000 people were infected with HIV and Hepatitis C in the U.K. in the 1970s and 1980s after receiving treatments with contaminated blood products.
An analysis of all the publicly available viral genome sequences yielded a surprising result: humans give more viruses — about twice as many — to animals than they give to us.
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 27, 2024
Humans give more viruses to animals than they give us, study finds
Researchers looked at nearly 12 million virus genomes and detected almost 3,000 instances of viruses jumping from one species to another.
The combined number of new AIDS patients and other HIV carriers came to 960, according to preliminary data released by the health ministry on Tuesday.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 27, 2024
New HIV carriers in Japan up for the first time in seven years
The health ministry attributed the rise to a recovery in the number of HIV test takers after a drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Mar 23, 2023
Numbers of new HIV infections and AIDS patients hit a 20-year low in Japan
The number of HIV antibody tests conducted at public health centers and other places in 2022 rose by 14,932, or 25.6%, from the previous year.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Science & Health
Dec 8, 2022
Life goes on for people in Japan with HIV, but health care issues persist
More than 33,500 people in Japan were living with HIV or AIDS at the end of 2021, according to a health ministry committee.
Japan Times
Mar 7, 2021
Japan Times 1921: Japan's heir sails today on what is epoch marking trip
A history-making trip by the emperor and a draft of the postwar Constitution make this month's look back on newspapers past particularly historical.
Japan Times
Oct 17, 2020
A brave new world after COVID-19 subsides?
The future alone can unveil its secrets — in its own time.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Jun 27, 2020
Heart, kidneys, pancreas: Scientists just starting to understand health effects of COVID-19
Besides respiratory issues, the virus that causes COVID-19 attacks many organ systems, in some cases causing catastrophic damage.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
May 21, 2020
Top HIV scientist says he wouldn't count on a vaccine for coronavirus soon
A top U.S. scientist said on Wednesday that governments should not count on a successful vaccine against COVID-19 being developed anytime soon when deciding whether to ease restrictions imposed to curb the pandemic.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Mar 19, 2020
HIV drug combo fails as treatment for severe COVID-19 in China study
A pill containing two HIV drugs that was touted as a potential treatment for the novel coronavirus was not effective, according to a study released late on Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Japan Times
Feb 22, 2020
Japan can't run out the clock on coronavirus
Next month the Olympic torch will arrive in Japan for a four-month relay to launch the opening ceremonies for the Tokyo summer games. But rather than anticipating the sight of Olympic torchbearers, much of Japan is fixated on a different relay: hundreds of masked passengers grimly walking off the quarantined...
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 26, 2020
China names HIV drugs as part of treatment plan for Wuhan virus
China is using AbbVie Inc.'s HIV drugs as an ad-hoc treatment for pneumonia caused by the novel coronavirus while the global search for a cure continues.
Dec 31, 2019
Facebook removes misleading HIV drug ads after outcry
Facebook said on Monday it had removed some ads that contained misleading information about HIV prevention drugs following an outcry from activists, health experts and U.S. lawmakers.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 17, 2019
Hokkaido man with HIV awarded damages after being denied hospital job over condition
The Sapporo District Court court on Tuesday ordered a hospital operator in Sapporo to pay a man ¥1.65 million in damages after it refused to employ him last year for failing to report being HIV-positive.
JAPAN / Science & Health
Aug 29, 2019
Diagnosed HIV and AIDS infections down for second straight year in Japan
The combined number of people found to be infected with HIV or diagnosed with AIDS in Japan fell for the second straight year in 2018, the health ministry said Thursday.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
May 20, 2019
Julianne Moore says personal experiences spurred her to back AIDS ward documentary '5B'
Oscar-winning actress Julianne Moore said her experience of caring for someone infected with the AIDS virus had spurred her decision to help promote the documentary "5B" about the unsung heroes who looked after AIDS sufferers in the 1980s.
Japan Times
Mar 9, 2019
The fight against HIV isn't over yet
The virus has been eradicated from a second patient. In the 20 years since the first cure, the science of prevention and management has transformed.
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Jan 6, 2019
Chinese gay dating app Blued temporarily halts registration after underage users reportedly contracted HIV
Chinese gay dating app Blued is halting new user registration for a week, it said Sunday, following media reports that underage users caught HIV after going on dates set up via the world's largest networking app for the LGBT community.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Science & Health
Oct 18, 2018
A blue pill is stopping HIV, world-first study shows
An antiviral pill taken daily by thousands of men across Sydney and other parts of Australia led to a globally unprecedented reduction in new HIV cases, showing that a targeted, preventative approach may accelerate progress on ending the AIDS epidemic.


Father's Day is said to have come to Japan around 1950, shortly after the establishment of Mother's Day.
The evolving nature of fatherhood in Japan