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Proceed To Article Effort To Speed Access To HIV/AIDS Medications In Developing Countries Underway
The Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has announced that a new dialogue has begun between five pharmaceutical companies and United Nations organizations to explore ways to accelerate and improve the provision of HIV/AIDS-related care and treatment in developing countries. More...

Proceed To Article Second Generation Surveillance Systems For HIV/AIDS
HIV epidemics around the world are diverse and do not follow the same pattern in every country. Because of this diversity, existing HIV surveillance systems are ill-equipped to capture outbreak patterns, or to explain changes over time in mature epidemics. Guidelines are now being put in place to build on existing systems, strengthen their explanatory power and make better use of the information they generate. Read Second Generation Surveillance Systems For HIV/AIDS for more information.

Proceed To Article Report Of NIH Panel To Define Principles Of Therapy Of Hiv Infection
Greater pharmaceutical company cooperation means better access to new antiretroviral therapy for HIV infection. As these therapies have become increasingly effective, they have also become increasingly complex. Familiarity with recent research advances is needed to ensure that newly available therapies are used in ways that most effectively improve the health and prolong the lives of HIV-infected persons.    More...
Proceed To Article Mysterious Drug Deaths In Scotland
Police and public health officials in Glasgow, Scotland have reported that a mysterious infectious disease has killed eight heroin addicts and caused serious illness in 19. Doctors fear there will be many more cases of the septicemia-like illness before the cause can be traced.

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