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Truvada pills, initially used to treat people with HIV, are a main component of PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), where the drug is used to prevent infection. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

HIV Prevention Trials Show Flexibility in Antiretroviral Dosing

Recent studies reveal that there’s no single dosing strategy that works for everyone who wants to protect themselves against AIDS virus More

FILE - A health worker uses an infrared thermometer to check the temperature of a student for the Influenza A (H1N1) awareness at a university in Manila.

WHO: World Remains Volatile Despite Influenza Breakthroughs

World remains highly vulnerable to possible flu outbreaks as variety of flu viruses are co-circulating and exchanging genetic material between animals and humans More

Intense Exercise Program Not Just for Athletes

Video Intense Exercise Program Not Just for Athletes

Researchers say High Intensity Interval Training holds promise for people with chronic disease More

President Barack Obama meets with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to discuss the ongoing response to the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa and Liberia's recovery from the deadly virus, in the White House Oval Office in Washington, Feb. 27, 2015.

Obama: 'Extraordinary Strides' Fighting Ebola in Liberia

Speaking ahead of White House meeting with Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, president says deadly outbreak now under control, but fight not over More

FILE - A woman is injected by a health care worker, left, as she takes part in an Ebola virus vaccine trial, at one of the largest hospital's Redemption hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, Feb. 2, 2015.

WHO: Decision on Ebola Mass Vaccination in August at Earliest

Liberia is already testing both the GlaxoSmithKlineand Merck-NewLink vaccines, while Sierra Leone and Guinea are due to announce plans soon More


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World Health Organization says it is celebrating a number of successes in reducing tobacco use during the past 10 years
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Studies Support Truvada as Prevention

Findings released at Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections
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Sri Lankan-American Has Mission for Better Vision

Rather than recycle used eyeglasses, Ashanthi Mathai created So Others May See to make new ones for people in need in her homeland
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Generic Form of Pediatric HIV Drug OK’d

Licensing agreement with pharmaceutical company allows for generic manufacture of Raltegravir
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WHO Wants to Step Up Measles Vaccinations in Europe

Region has recorded 22,000 cases of highly infectious disease since start of 2014
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Britain Becomes 1st to Allow Babies With DNA From 3 People

Controversial type of in-vitro fertilization could prevent mothers from passing inherited health problems
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Cholera Outbreak Feared in Syria's Future

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VOA Documentary

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.

Our documentary series examines the impact of the stigma of AIDS in several communities around the world. Hosted by Elton John, it premiered at the 20th International AIDS 2014 Conference in Melbourne, Australia.