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Covid-19 Has Changed Our Approach To Testing – Time To Boost Our Efforts With HIV Too

Recent figures from Public Health England show the UK is on track to meet UN targets of diagnosing 95% of people with HIV by...

New hope for patients as ‘exhausting’ treatment for drug-resistant TB may be reduced to six months

But a wave of research presented at the Union's virtual conference this week offered some hope for the future fight against TB. A study by...

A ‘worrying’ shortage of one billion syringes could affect the global deployment of the Covid vaccine next year

"We anticipate a shortage starting at the end of this year that could delay global immunization efforts," said Tara Herrick, senior manager of market...

Covid cases in Germany rise 70% as parts of Europe follow UK in winter crisis

There are 1,540 Covid patients in intensive care in Germany, up from 1,300 earlier this month. Of these, 850 are on ventilators; ...

Lack of Covid Sharing Is ‘Historic Moral Catastrophe’, Says Gordon Brown

"There is no better cause today than to act decisively now to bridge the unacceptable gap between the world's vaccine rich and poor," he...

Covid vaccine makers blamed for ‘onerous’ contracts as dose donations dry up

National regulators are also an issue, as are supply chains. Pharmaceutical companies have fought back at the blame game, suggesting that many of...

India delays sending doses to Covax due to delayed vaccine approval

India delayed pledging vaccine supplies as part of Covax's global sharing effort, a day after the World Health Organization said it would not "cut...

Delta sub-variant: what is AY.4.2 and does it contribute to an increase in the number of cases?

Outside the UK, AY.4.2 is still rare. Three cases have so far been detected in the United States, while its frequency is declining...

MTV’s ‘Edutainment’ Show Boosts Adoption of HIV Prevention Tools, Study Finds

Dr Birdthistle added that many young viewers are reportedly not yet sexually active.“Much of preventing HIV and pregnancy comes too late. This program...

Burundi deploys Covid vaccines, leaving only two countries to start vaccination campaigns

Pierre Nkurunziza, the former Burundian president, downplayed the severity of the virus at the start of the pandemic and failed to take significant steps...

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