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FILE - The shadow of a pedestrian is cast over a banner for a HIV testing center in Gaborone, Botswana.

Study: 10th-grade Education Cuts HIV Risk

Risk of infection overall fell more than eight percentage points, from 25.5 percent to 17.4 percent, Botswana case study shows More

Pakistanis attend a funeral for unclaimed people who died of extreme weather, in Karachi, Pakistan, June 26, 2015.

Video Pakistan Heat Wave Kills 1,000, Sparks Anger

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FILE - Members of Korea Health and Medical Workers' Union stage a rally to protest against the Samsung Medical Center's lack of control in preventing the spread of MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) in front of the center in Seoul, South Korea, June 19, 2015.

South Korea Reports One New MERS Case

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File - A doctor points to an x-ray showing a pair of lungs infected with tuberculosis in Ladbroke Grove in London, England.

Multi-Drug-Resistant TB Harder to Spread Among Close Contacts

Researchers discover that drug-resistant strains of TB have lower 'fitness' for spreading to relatives, close associates of those infected with it More

Richard Horton, Editor, The Lancet; UNAIDS Executive Director Michel Sidibé; Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Chairperson, African Union Commission; and Peter Piot, Director, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. London, United Kingdom, June 25, 2015. They took part in launch of UNAIDS / Lancet Commission report. Credit: UNAIDS/RowanGeorgeFarrell

Report Urges Accelerated AIDS Fight

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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.