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Video AIDS Conference Wraps Up with Focus on Research, Progress

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FILE - Flowers are laid as tributes to those killed in the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17, at the base of a large sign for the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, July 20, 2014.

After Decades of Silence, Drug Users Gain Seat At AIDS Conference

Drug-user inclusion at AIDS conference provides visibility for a large segment of the HIV-positive community, says one longtime heroin user More

FILE - Soaps containing the antibacterial chemical triclosan on a store shelf at a Minneapolis pharmacy.

New Test Predicts Which Chemicals Could Cause Cancer

Researchers develop simple test that can identify which chemicals have negative long-term health effects More

Yewande Adeshina, special adviser on public health to the Lagos state government, speaks with Reuters in her office after a news conference on suspected outbreak of Ebola virus in Lagos, July 24, 2014.

Liberian Man in Nigeria Being Tested for Ebola

Lagos state public health official says test samples for patient, who arrived from Liberia Sunday, have been sent to World Health Organization for analysis More

A child sick with malaria and from malnutrition lies on a bed in a hospital in Bor, South Sudan, March 15, 2014.

GSK Seeks Approval for World's First Malaria Vaccine

British drugmaker says shot designed for children in Africa will be evaluated by European Medicines Agency, WHO More


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