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Jamaica begins ‘Test and Start’ HIV initiative in January
THE Ministry of Health’s National HIV Programme will next month adopt the 2015 WHO guidelines, which recommend that anyone who is diagnosed HIV positive be offered treatment under the ‘Test and Start’ programme. This new recommendation is based on current scientific evidence f ...
Search for HIV vaccine resumes with test in South Africa
SOSHANGUVE, South Africa (AP) — The latest attempt in the long, frustrating search for a vaccine against HIV began in South Africa on Wednesday, as scientists test a beefed-up version of the only shot ever to show a glimmer of protection. The stakes are high. It’s the first study of ...
UN promises to ‘stand by’ Haitians on new approach to cholera fight
UNITED NATIONS (CMC ) – The United Nations says it will be standing by the people of Haiti in the “long and thorough battle”, against cholera, as a new approach is being taken to fight the epidemic. “This is an approach that goes to the root of the problem, with long-term ...

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