More than 2,500 cyclists from 12 countries and 42 states left from San Francisco on Monday, beginning a seven-day, 545-mile bike ride to Los Angeles in support of AIDS/LifeCycle.
The head of Uganda's AIDS commission, Kihumuro Apuuli, claims that despite his belief that homosexuals are responsible for increasing the number of HIV infections in the country, they will not be targeted for treatment.
In 2003, the World Health Organization began its ambitious ''3 by 5'' initiative to treat AIDS, promising to put 3 million infected people worldwide on antiretroviral drugs within two years. According to a report issued on Monday, they finally succeeded last year. Despite missing their deadline, officials were upbeat. ''If every U.N. health target was met just two years late, the world would be a much better place,'' said Dr. Kevin De Cock, director of WHO's AIDS department.
After nearly 10 years of being delisted, public funding for sex-reassignment surgery is in the process of being reinstated in the Canadian province of Ontario, according to the Vancouver Sun.
When AIDS erupted more than two decades ago, health experts quickly devised a strategy for stopping the disease's spread in the developing world: Distribute free condoms and test for HIV.
British lawmakers voted Monday to approve controversial plans to allow the use of animal-human embryos for research.
A combination of two new-generation cancer drugs modestly delayed the time it took for cancer to worsen in a study of 300 women with very advanced disease who had stopped responding to other treatments.
For the first time, it appears that more than half of all insured Americans are taking prescription medicines regularly for chronic health problems, a study shows.
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