World AIDS Day

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Springsteen, Martin Fill In for Injured Bono

They join rest of U2 for World Aids Day gig

(Newser) - Bono has some top-notch understudies: Bruce Springsteen and Chris Martin of Coldplay acted as the U2 frontman, who is recovering from a bike accident , at a New York City concert last night honoring World AIDS Day. Springsteen performed "Where the Streets Have No Name" and "I Still Haven'... More »

We're Close on AIDS: Don't Blow It Now, America

Bono, George W. Bush warn against the US pulling back

(Newser) - Two big names—Bono and George W. Bush—weigh in on World AIDS Day, both with the general theme that tremendous progress has been made in the last decade but that it won't matter if the world, specifically the US, gets complacent now. Some highlights:
  • Bono: How did all
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Obama on AIDS: We Will 'Win This Fight'

US increasing spending on HIV treatment by $50 million

(Newser) - President Obama marked World AIDS Day with a promise of more money and increased attention both in the US and abroad, reports AP :
  • The US will increase spending on HIV treatment within its own borders by $50 million.
  • He promised to help 6 million people in hard-hit countries get access
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In AIDS Battle, US Victims Take Back Seat

Time to wake up to needs of at-risk Americans

(Newser) - This year has seen big advancements in the battle against AIDS, and the US has made “great progress” fighting the disease abroad, as George W. Bush noted in a World AIDS Day op-ed . But “why aren’t we more committed to end AIDS at home?” asks Cornelius Baker... More »

Bush: AIDS Fight in Africa Is American Way

We've taken big strides, but the fight's not over

(Newser) - When George W. Bush became president, “much of sub-Saharan Africa was on the verge of catastrophe” thanks to the HIV epidemic. So America took action, and now millions are on AIDS medication. The relief effort served US interests in helping to stabilize a region on the brink; but what’... More »

On World AIDS Day, a Call for Sounder Science

Stronger research would trump futile drug trials

(Newser) - Researchers are hopeful they can develop an AIDS vaccine despite the recent, high-profile failures of two clinical trials, Health Day reports. But progress must be built on solid science and convincing preliminary results in animals. “There have been a lot of calls for a return to basic science,”... More »

UK Deporting HIV Patients to 'Death Sentence'

Critics say British policy hypocritical

(Newser) - An African policy group is accusing the UK of deporting immigrants who were being treated for HIV to almost certain death in places where they will be unable to acquire drugs needed to survive. Advocates call the move hypocritical since Britain is a vocal backer of an international declaration calling... More »

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