World AIDS Day 2013

The World AIDS Day is celebrated tomorrow

Every December 1st , the world takes days of struggle against AIDS , in order to inform policies on prevention and treatment of the sick. The date decreed by the United Nations health agencies, aims to raise awareness of the global population to take preventive measures and...

License granted to replicate drug against aids

Thanks to a new international rule for patents’ flexibility, Ecuadorian government issued a compulsory license to replicate, without commercial intentions, a patented drug useful to fight AIDS. According to Andres Ycaza, president of the Ecuadorian Institute of Intellectual...

US approves first pill to help prevent HIV

Yesterday, U.S. Federal Agency Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the pill Truvada as the first drug to help prevent HIV. An FDA statement said that this pill is for use in pre-exposure prophylaxis in combination with safer sex practices to prevent HIV infections...
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Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation: More Than Two Decades Helping People with HIV

In the early 80’s legendary actress Elizabeth Taylor aimed to become the main spokesman and fundraiser to support hundreds of thousands of people infected with HIV, and she did it. Following the AIDS virus began to spread, becoming a mysterious fatal disease of unknown...
An OraQuick Advance HIV test at a World AIDS Day event in Chicago.

US approved the first-ever home HIV Test Kit

Food and Drug Agency approved a new The OraQuick home test to find out whether they are HIV positive or not. This test, by OraSure Technologies, is only available to people aged 17 and above. The OraQuick uses a mouth swab to detect antibodies in saliva, which a human body...
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Vatican Asks for Free and Effective Treatments on AIDS Patients

The Cardinal Secretary of the Vatican State, Tarcisio Bertone, suggested today at the “Hail the mothers, hail the children” conference that AIDS patients should get “a free and effective treatment”. Bertone assured that studies made by Catholic...

Brazilian Researchers Are Testing AIDS Medicine For Children

During the second half of the year, a research center in Brazil called Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz) will begin testing in humans a drug developed specifically to treat AIDS in children. Fiocruz researchers gathered in a single tablet the actives Lamivudine, Zidovudine and...