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  • Monday, July 31st 2023 - 11:39 UTC

    Chile: HIV cases 7% up in one year

    Chilean health authorities have reported 644 deaths associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2021, while some 84,000 people are estimated to be living with the disease in the South American country. According to the Institute of Public Health (ISP), 5,401 infections were confirmed in 2022 with the highest rates of infections detected in the regions of Arica and Parinacota, Tarapacá, and Antofagasta. Chile's Health Ministry (Minsal) points out that the figures are consistent with the increase in testing.

  • Friday, June 23rd 2023 - 11:03 UTC

    HIV cases on the rise in Paraguay

    There are currently 17,156 living with HIV in Paraguay

    According to a study from Paraguay's General Directorate of Health Surveillance released Thursday, the South American country recorded a sharp increase in the number of cases of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), it was reported in Asunción.

  • Friday, July 1st 2022 - 09:58 UTC

    Argentine Senate passes new law on HIV and other diseases

    It consists of a change of perspective from the old HIV law passed in 1991

    Argentina's Senate Thursday passed a bill whereby the State would take a new approach to health conditions such as HIV, Viral Hepatitis, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Infections.

  • Friday, January 28th 2022 - 09:22 UTC

    Moderna starts testing HIV vaccine in humans

    In addition to Washington DC, studies are to be conducted in Atlanta, Seattle and San Antonio, Tx.

    The Moderna Laboratory has begun the so-called phase 1 trial stage of an HIV vaccine using messenger RNA technology in the United States, on 56 uninfected adults, both the biotech company and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) announced Thursday.

  • Tuesday, October 26th 2021 - 08:59 UTC

    Brazilian President says COVID-19 vax and HIV go hand in hand

    Bolsonaro knew he could face censorship from Facebook

    Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro had a video posting removed from Facebook after the social media administrators labelled it as “fake news” for linking COVID-19 vaccination to AIDS' HIV.

  • Saturday, December 1st 2018 - 10:18 UTC

    World AIDS Day 2018, “Know your status”, celebrates 30th anniversary

    Over 30 years ago, in 1986, WHO first evaluated rapid diagnostic tests for HIV. During the intervening decades, HIV testing services became widely available

    World AIDS Day 2018 will be commemorated on Saturday December first under the global theme “Know your status”. The occasion also celebrates the 30th anniversary of World AIDS Day, first initiated by WHO in 1988.