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Taiwan University Hospital: Five Recipients of HIV-Positive Organs Test HIV-Negative

On Thursday, Taiwan University Hospital reported that five transplant patients who mistakenly received organs from a deceased HIV-positive donor continue to test HIV-negative. Medical staff started the organ recipients on HIV prophylaxis a day after ...

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Canada

Canada: AIDS Walk for Life

An estimated 700 people turned out for last Sunday's AIDS walk in Calgary, one of many such events held across Canada as part of the Scotiabank AIDS Walk for Life program. Established 17 years ago, the walks have raised millions of dollars for AIDS s...

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South Africa

Transitioning Lead Responsibilities From U.S. to South Africa in the Countries' Partnership Against HIV/AIDS

In this Center for Strategic & International Studies "Smart Global Health" blog post, J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president of CSIS and director of the Global Health Policy Center at CSIS, outlines "five key steps that the U.S. can take, in clos...

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Korea

Lack of Information Spreads Epidemics in North Korea

Working in reclusive North Korea presents particular challenges to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria, according to a senior fund official.

"We don't know much about AIDS in North Korea, and there are no official figures about AIDS in Nor...

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Canada

Canada Warns Not to Buy "Fresh" Semen Online

Health Canada on Tuesday warned of the potential disease risks associated with buying donor semen from unregulated online assisted-conception businesses. Prompted by media reports of the phenomenon, this is the agency's second such warning in the pas...

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South Africa

South Africa's HIV Infections Fall to 5.4 Million: Government

On Thursday, South Africa's deputy president responded to a parliamentary request for an update on national HIV/AIDS efforts. AIDS-related deaths are down, he said, but getting a handle on new infections continues to be a struggle.

"South Africa has...

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South Africa

Human Rights Watch: Maternal Deaths Quadruple in South Africa

Poor governance, corruption, and abuse in South Africa's health care system contribute to its high maternal death total of some 4,500 women annually, according to Human Rights Watch. A new HRW report documents care failures, abuse of maternity patien...

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Canada

Canada: Warning for Clients of Coleman, Alberta, Piercing Shop

Alberta Health Services is advising clients of a now-closed piercing parlor -- the Victor Proctor piercing operation, located inside Tommy Gun Tattoos in the southern Alberta town of Coleman -- to be tested for blood-borne viruses. The unapproved ser...

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Canada

Small-Town Life

It was something you could probably only get away with at a house party in a small town: drinking directly from a wine bottle and alternating swigs with a young woman you just met. That was what 23-year-old George from Louisbourg, Cape Breton, was do...

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News

Taking Our Place

I hadn't been very public about being poz before this picture was captured at the International AIDS Conference in Montreal in 1989. In those days there were real fears that the public health department might start quarantining HIV-positive people. T...