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AIDS Conference Returns to Durban in 2016

CAPE TOWN, 7 August 2014 (allAfrica) - The International AIDS Society announced in Melbourne last week that the biennial AIDS conference will return to Durban in 2016. But this time, the circumstances in the country are significantly different than 2000. Last year, only around 7 600 babies were infected with HIV by their mothers, in comparison to 56 000 babies in 2003.

Africa: Simple, Smart, Cost-Effective, Breastfeeding Provides Benefits That Last a Lifetime - UN

GENEVA, 5 August 2014 (allAfrica) - The best thing a mother can do for her newborn is breastfeed - which does more than help children survive, it helps them to thrive with benefits that last a lifetime, said the United Nations today, kicking off World Breastfeeding Week.

Africa: Children Living With HIV, That's Where It Hurts the Most

1 August 2014 (allAfrica) - When HIV was discovered in the early 1980s, one shock came after another. First, it is a virus for which there was no cure. Second, it has serious health implications and, before the arrival of antiretroviral therapy, would likely lead to mortality. Finally, most shocking perhaps was the discovery that it was trans-generational, which means babies being born with the virus.

Africa: Heightened HIV Risk for People With Disabilities

MELBOURNE, 31 July 2014 (allAfrica)  — Inaccessible health services for people with disabilities (PWD), combined with social stigma and violence, contribute to high HIV risk - a gap that must be filled if the disabled are not to remain disproportionately vulnerable to HIV/AIDS, say health experts and activists.

Could Childhood TB Be Higher Than Estimated?

KIGALI, 29 July 2014 (allAfrica) - A new study quantifying the global burden of Tuberculosis (TB) among children suggests there are tens of millions of children with undiagnosed TB.

International AIDS Conference opens in Melbourne

Melbourne, 21 July 2014 (SAfAIDS Media Desk) - The International AIDS Conference opened in Melbourne, Australia amid a somber atmosphere as delegates honored 6 scientists who perished in the ill-fated Malaysian flight. Running under the theme, Stepping Up the Pace, the conference opened with high hopes of ending AIDS.

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