More than 2 million people a year worldwide become infected with HIV. If untreated, it develops into AIDS, which leaves the body vulnerable to life-threatening illnesses. Nowadays in many parts of the world, drugs can keep the virus in check.
As the world's top HIV experts head to Paris for an International AIDS Society meeting, word is we're still playing catch-up with the virus. And if resistance to antiretroviral drugs grows, things will only get worse.
In an effort to lower the prevalence rate of the virus and prevent mother-to-child transmissions, Cameroon will launch a program that provides expectant mothers in northern regions of the country with HIV testing.
The Philippines has the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the Asia-Pacific region. At its current rate, the total number of HIV infections could reach 142,400 by 2022. Ana P. Santos reports from Manila.
Kenya's government and the global health initiative UNITAID announced Wednesday that the East African nation will make the generic version of Dolutegravir available for routine use.
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