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Malaysia Among 10 Top Nations Affected By HIV Infection

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  UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK – Malaysia is one of the ten countries which together accounted for over 95% of all new HIV infections in the Asia-Pacific region, a report issued by the United Nations says. The report, compiled by the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) “Ending AIDS: Progress Towards the 90-90 Targets”, said…

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MAF To Intensify Awareness On HIV, Aids

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian AIDS Foundation (MAF) will intensify HIV and AIDS awareness campaigns following an increase in HIV cases among youths last year, its chairman Prof Datuk Dr Adeeba Kamarulzaman said. Based on data obtained from the Ministry of Health, she said young people, aged between 20 and 29, recorded the highest HIV cases of totalling 1,356 last…

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Fake Doctor Fakes HIV Test To Get Work Pass

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SINGAPORE: He pretended to be a professor in child psychology and lied to the authorities about his HIV status to land jobs at two local polytechnics. He even used his boyfriend’s blood for an HIV test so that it would test negative for the condition. Over a period of about eight years, American citizen Mikhy…

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Surprising Monkey Study Could Lead To ‘Functional’ HIV Cure

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CHICAGO (Reuters) – Dr. Anthony Fauci doesn’t get too excited about the results of animal studies, and he doesn’t make house calls. But when a drug already taken by thousands of people for intestinal conditions appeared to control the monkey version of HIV, it got the attention of the director of the National Institutes of…

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Only 28 Per Cent Of HIV/AIDS Patients Seek Consistent Treatment

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ALOR GAJAH – Only 28 per cent of the 90,000-odd HIV/AIDS patients in the country seek consistent medical treatment to carry on with their lives, says Health Deputy Minister Datuk Seri Dr Hilmi Yahaya. He said the number was very small as the awareness among patients to get treatment was still low because they were…

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Charlie Sheen Claims He Is HIV-Negative Despite Doubts

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LOS ANGELES: Charlie Sheen is no longer HIV positive after having taken medication for years, according to TMZ. The entertainment news website cited sources to say that the actor, who is expected to discuss his HIV status on United States television on Tuesday, has known for more than two years that he was HIV positive.…

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Declining Trend In Number Of New HIV Cases

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KUALA LUMPUR – Health Minister Datuk Seri Dr S. Subramaniam told the Dewan Negara today that the number of new HIV cases was showing a declining trend since 2002. He said 799 new HIV were reported during the first three months of this year and based on the number, he expected 3,196 new cases to…

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