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PrEP: Four little words to fight HIV

Just two decades ago, contracting HIV in South Africa was effectively a death sentence. We’ve come a long way thanks to civil society groups that forced Thabo Mbeki’s denialist administration to provide life-saving treatment – and the scientists who have worked tirelessly to develop a range of treatments. UNAIDS estimates that the provision of antiretroviral …

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New HIV variant: bad news and good

Worrying news: A new variant of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has been detected in the Netherlands and is said to be more infectious than previous variants.😲Scientists say the new variant, called VB, can affect the immune system faster than others and can also speed up the progression to developing acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). The …

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