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WASHINGTON - Doctors should offer a daily HIV prevention pill to healthy people who are at high risk of getting infected with the virus, an influential health care panel recommended Tuesday.

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NEW YORK - People with a DNA mutation that reduces their chance of HIV infection may die sooner, according to a study that suggests tinkering with a gene to try to fix one problem may cause others.

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Pakistan said on Sunday over 600 people, most of them children, had tested HIV positive in a village in southern Sindh province.

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In time for the annual International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, the DOH urged people with HIV to avail treatment, care, and support services.

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LONDON — A long-awaited inquiry opened Tuesday in Britain into how contaminated blood was used to treat thousands of people in the 1970s and '80s, killing at least 2,400.

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The continued rise in the number of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases is causing an additional burden to the prevalence of tuberculosis in the country, according to health experts. Since those living with HIV are 37 times more likely to develop tuberculosis, the likelihood of them transmitting the respiratory disease to another segment of the population also increases.

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Global life expectancy grew by 5.5 years between 2000 and 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday, warning though that unequal income and access to health care translates into far shorter lives for many.

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Based on the latest data of the Department of Health, Metro Manila posted the highest number of new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases among all regions in January 2019.

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Surgeons in Baltimore have performed what's thought to be the world's first kidney transplant from a living donor with HIV.

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Although there was a record 11,400 new human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) cases in 2018, the number was just slightly higher than 2017’s, suggesting that new infections may be starting to plateau, according to a top health official.

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