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Ethics & Society Newsfeed: World AIDS Day 2016

World AIDS Day, December 1, 2016

“World AIDS Day is held on the 1st December each year and is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and to commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day, held for the first time in 1988.”

Please visit the World AIDS Day website for more information about the history of the day and how to get involved, support and show solidarity with the millions of people living with HIV.

AIDS in the News

Search for HIV Vaccine Resumes With Test in South Africa
In the ongoing search for an HIV vaccine scientists have begun testing a more powerful version of the only shot that has ever shown promise in a new study being conducted in South Africa.

World AIDS Day: ‘Nobody is satisfied with the state of healthcare’, says Tim Cook
Tim Cook, CEO of Apple, comments on the company’s biggest-ever World Aids Day event, and why saving lives is part of the tech giant’s business model.

World AIDS Day: When Will There Be A Cure For HIV? 2016 Brings Vaccine Trials, Medical Breakthroughs
The first AIDS cases were reported over 35 years ago.  Now the world asks: When will there be a cure for HIV?

HIV Tests, Vaccine Spotlighted as World AIDS Day Approaches
What’s the best way to prevent the spread of HIV?  The World Health Organization is calling for more self-testing as a new vaccine trial gets underway in South Africa.

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