In a new report published to mark World AIDS Day on December 1, the UN warns that "dangerous inequalities are undermining the AIDS response and jeopardising
the health security of everyone".
The top infectious disease expert who became a household name during the Covid-19 pandemic, announced he will depart the government in December after more than five decades of service.
Another breakthrough leap in the fight against HIV sees the third ever person cured from the virus with campaigners hoping that the world is a step closer to eradicating the disease globally.
Oxford researchers identify a new highly virulent HIV strain, stating there is no need to be alarmed due to the effectiveness of modern treatments over the variant.
President Biden's strategy, outlined in a 98-page document, seeks to address social issues in the country that contribute to HIV risk and health outcomes.
"As a modern and inclusive employer, it is only right that we recognise and act on the latest scientific evidence," says Junior Defence Minister Leo Docherty.
An Argentinian patient nicknamed after the town she is from, Esperanza, received an HIV diagnosis eight years ago – but has been tested free of the virus multiple times since then.
Though the vaccine was found to be safe, with no serious side effects, its efficacy in preventing HIV infection was just over 25 percent.
Researchers claimed a big victory against the virus after a study showed six annual injections of a drug called cabotegravir were as effective as daily preventative pills.
Timothy Ray Brown showed that it is possible, under special circumstances, to rid a patient of HIV – something many scientists doubted could be done.
The so-called "London Patient", a cancer sufferer originally from Venezuela, made headlines last year when researchers at the University of Cambridge reported they had found no trace of the AIDS-causing virus in his blood for 18 months.
In an investigation into how the virus has infected over 600 people in Larkana city, so far the government has arrested one pediatrician and set up several screening labs in local hospitals.
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