Thousands of people in Britain who contracted HIV or hepatitis from transfusions of tainted blood in the 1970s and 1980s will receive around $120,000 in compensation, the UK government says.
Another breakthrough leap in the fight against HIV sees the third ever person cured from the virus with campaigners hoping that the world is a step closer to eradicating the disease globally.
Oxford researchers identify a new highly virulent HIV strain, stating there is no need to be alarmed due to the effectiveness of modern treatments over the variant.
President Biden's strategy, outlined in a 98-page document, seeks to address social issues in the country that contribute to HIV risk and health outcomes.
"As a modern and inclusive employer, it is only right that we recognise and act on the latest scientific evidence," says Junior Defence Minister Leo Docherty.
An Argentinian patient nicknamed after the town she is from, Esperanza, received an HIV diagnosis eight years ago – but has been tested free of the virus multiple times since then.
A whistleblower doctor uncovered a scandal involving the re-use of needles in southern Sindh province in 2019 but little seems changed as the number of children who tested positive stands at over 1,500 two years later.
Strange symptoms emerging in recovered Covid-19 victims had no medical explanations until now, and the research on it tells a grim tale.
Researchers claimed a big victory against the virus after a study showed six annual injections of a drug called cabotegravir were as effective as daily preventative pills.
Timothy Ray Brown showed that it is possible, under special circumstances, to rid a patient of HIV – something many scientists doubted could be done.
Mike Ryan, head of the WHO's emergencies programme, said it would be unwise to predict when a vaccine could be ready against Covid-19, the respiratory disease that has killed more than half a million people.
A fragile healthcare system and a continent facing several pre-existing ailments, the coronavirus looks set to further strain resources.
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