Experts push for global database of gene-editing research

GENEVA (AP) — An expert committee convened by the World Health Organization is calling for the U.N. health agency to create a database of scientists working on gene editing. The reco...

Monthly shots control HIV as well as pills in 2 big studies

SEATTLE (AP) — Monthly shots of HIV drugs worked as well as daily pills to control the virus that causes AIDS in two large international tests, researchers reported Thursday. If appr...

Human Rights Campaign to honor Christina Aguilera

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's largest LGBTQ civil rights organization is honoring Christina Aguilera with its Ally for Equality award. The Human Rights Campaign announced Thursday t...

HIV Self-Testing Program’ receives wide usage: Taiwan CDC

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- The "HIV Self-Testing Program" initiated by Taiwan CDC has served 7,771 people since December 2018, the center said in a news release in February. According to the...

Second man seems to be free of AIDS virus after transplant

SEATTLE (AP) — Researchers say a London man appears to be free of the AIDS virus after a stem cell transplant. It's the second such success since "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown more than a decade ...

UN launches $234 million aid appeal for struggling Zimbabwe

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — The United Nations has launched a $234 million appeal for humanitarian assistance for Zimbabwe as the country battles its worst economic crisis in a decade. U...

Kentucky man accused of Singapore HIV data leak jailed in US

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused by the Singapore government of stealing a database of HIV patients has been jailed in the U.S. on federal charges of illegally possessing Singaporean ident...

Weeks after 2030 HIV pledge, report shows US headway stalled

NEW YORK (AP) — Three weeks ago, President Donald Trump announced a campaign to end the U.S. HIV epidemic by 2030. But new data show that progress against the disease stalled in recent years. ...

The Latest: Senator warns CEOs to give honest answers

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on top pharmaceutical executives testifying before Senate lawmakers on rising drug prices (all times local): 11:20 a.m. A top Republica...

Judge halts Air Force's efforts to discharge airmen with HIV

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge in Virginia has ordered the U.S. Air Force to halt efforts to discharge service members who are HIV-positive. U.S. District Judge Leonie M. Bri...

Ghosn beefs up defense with lawyer famous for acquittals

TOKYO (AP) — Former Renault-Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn has beefed up his defense team ahead of his trial in Japan by hiring Junichiro Hironaka, a star lawyer with a strong track record for winning r...

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is convening an expert meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance and oversight of human gene editing, months after a Chinese researc...

China says tests on plasma products negative for HIV

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese investigators say tests on a batch of a plasma product feared to have been contaminated with HIV have turned up negative for the virus that causes AIDS. The re...

Infrastructure bill faces many potholes in months ahead

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Uni...

Trump launching campaign to end HIV epidemic in US by 2030

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is launching a campaign to end the HIV epidemic in the United States by 2030, targeting areas where new infections happen and getting highly effective drugs to...