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FILE - A nurse draws a blood sample during a testing campaign to prevent HIV infection in Bangkok, Sept. 20, 2014.

Cancer Drug Shows Promise in Flushing Out Reservoirs of HIV

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In this July 13, 2015, frame taken from video provided by the Waller County Sheriff's Department from a motion-operated camera, emergency personnel  carry a gurney near Sandra Bland's jail cell, at the Waller County jail in Hempstead, Texas.

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Red Cross worker Joseph Garber talks to people in the east part of Freetown about Ebola prevention. July 28, 2015 (N. deVries/VOA)

UN Ebola Emergency Response Mission Ends in Sierra Leone

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Double hand transplant recipient Zion Harvey smiles during a news conference at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, July 28, 2015.

American Boy Is World's Youngest Person to Get Double Hand Transplant

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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.