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Scientists, stymied for decades by the complexity of the human immunodeficiency virus, are making progress on several fronts in the search for a cure for HIV infections, a leading medical research conference was told this week in Seattle.

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GCB Disappoints and Offends

Full of big hair, big jewelry and big personalities, GCB is stirring up trouble in the Christian community.
Sexually transmitted diseases are also on the rise, it added, a particular concern as AIDS is now mostly spread in China through sexual intercourse. China hopes to tackle these issues partly through a large increase in condom use, the government said.

China to Promote Condoms to Cap HIV, AIDS Cases

China hopes to cap the number of people living with HIV/AIDS at 1.2 million by 2015, up from around 780,000 at present, partly by promoting increased condom use, the government said in an action plan released on Wednesday.


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