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FILE - In a Nov. 30, 2016 file photo, pharmacist Mary Chindanyika looks at documents on a fridge containing a trial vaccine against HIV on the outskirts of Cape Town, South Africa. The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed. Researchers announced Monday, Feb. 3, 2020 they've stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study in South Africa, which has one of the world's highest HIV rates. (AP Photo/Schalk van Zuydam, File)

Study is halted as HIV vaccine fails test in South Africa

Feb. 3, 2020 12:53 PM EST

The latest attempt at an HIV vaccine has failed, as researchers announced Monday they have stopped giving the experimental shots in a major study. The study had enrolled more than 5,400 people since 2016 in South Africa, a country with one of the world’s highest HIV rates. Last month, monitors checked how...

This undated photo provided by the Utah Department of Health shows condoms. The state of Utah is trying something new to fight HIV infections: handing out condoms with cheeky plays on state pride. (Utah Department of Health, via AP)

Utah stops distribution of condoms with cheeky slogans

Jan. 16, 2020 11:40 AM EST

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — An HIV-awareness campaign featuring condom wrappers with cheeky slogans that put a sexy spin on state pride met a quick end in Utah as the governor ordered the health department to stop distributing them. Utah Gov. Gary Herbert's intervention came hours after the designs became...

Ruling barring discharge of HIV-positive airmen upheld

Jan. 10, 2020 6:21 PM EST

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — An injunction barring the Trump administration from discharging two Air Force members who are HIV-positive was upheld Friday by a federal appeals court panel that called the military's rationale for prohibiting deployment of service members living with HIV “outmoded and at odds...

FILE - In this May 16, 2019 file photo, Pakistani villagers wait outside a hospital for blood screening for HIV at a hospital in Ratodero, in southern province of Sindh in Pakistan. The worst HIV outbreak among children, many of them under 5 years old, occurred in Pakistan and a study released on Thursday blamed dirty needles and tainted blood but it also said the Pakistan government has to do more to understand how the virus went from high-risk groups like drug users and sex workers to the general population. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Pakistan study blames HIV outbreak in kids on bad healthcare

Dec. 20, 2019 12:05 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A group of Pakistani doctors blames a recent outbreak of HIV among children in a southern city on poor healthcare practices such as using dirty needles and contaminated blood, according to a statement released Friday. The doctors are also urging Pakistan's government to do more to...