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Talking down the HIV/AIDS stigma in sub-Saharan Africa

Overcoming stigma around HIV/AIDS is an essential step toward controlling the epidemic. A doctor from Botswana hosts panels on taboo topics to help.
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HIV/AIDS is a human rights issue too

For people living with HIV/AIDS, physical illness may be only part of their struggle. Learn how you can help for World AIDS Day 2016.
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Pompeo touts Lower Mekong Initiative

As a part of his trip to Asia, Secretary Pompeo renewed the U.S. commitment to an initiative that helps five countries along the Mekong River.
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International effort helps Gambian girl get her grin back

Janet Sylva can smile again, thanks to surgeons in New York who removed a cantaloupe-sized tumor from the Gambian girl's mouth and rebuilt her jaw.

Block the doorway. Keep HIV out.

HIV treatment has saved tens of millions of lives. But people living with HIV/AIDS must take a combination of medicines every day for the...
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Catching a cold? Check your tech.

Fitness devices that track the number of steps a person takes could soon routinely do a lot more to monitor people's health.

Liberia claims ‘monumental’ win over Ebola

Liberia's Ebola outbreak is over, the World Health Organization declares, more than 45 days after the last known Ebola transmission in Liberia.
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Let’s end malaria for good

World Malaria Day is April 25. Learn the methods one community in Kenya is using to create huge reductions in the number of malaria cases.
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In health care, Goliaths look to startups for ideas

Pharmaceutical companies invest in startups in the search for new drugs because, according to an industry expert, “None of us is as smart as all of us.”