HIV Numbers Hit New High as AIDS Drugs Save Lives

There was a total of 3,000 gay and bisexual men who were diagnosed with HIV in 2010, the highest ever annual number, according to a new report.
More people than ever are living with the AIDS virus but this is largely due to better access to drugs that keep HIV patients alive and well for many years, the United Nations AIDS program (UNAIDS) said on Monday.
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Swaziland"s King Mswati III attends the Southern African Development Community

Swaziland cash crunch critical, AIDS spending hit

A budget crunch in Swaziland, Africa's last absolute monarchy, has reached a critical stage with the government struggling to maintain spending on HIV/AIDS, education and the elderly, the International Monetary Fund said on Wednesday.
Nurse Maria Vatista works inside a mobile HIV testing van as another medic sits outside with immigrants in Omonia square in Athens Oct. 31, 2011.

In Greek Crisis, HIV Gains Ground

'Contagion' is the label financial markets use for the economic spread of the Greek crisis. For hundreds of people in an increasingly chaotic society, the word has a deadlier meaning.
Photographers take a picture of a lab assistant preparing an experiment at new P3 level research laboratory against tuberculosis in Lausanne.

Europe Health Check Shows TB, Measles, Other Worries

Europe's health is suffering, with around 80,000 cases of tuberculosis infection a year and serious problems with measles, HIV and threats from superbug infections, an annual health report on the region said Thursday.
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Occupy Wall Street Occupies Department of Education

Nearly 200 students, parents, educators and protesters associated with Occupy Wall Street assembled outside the Department of Education in lower Manhattan in order to stage a demonstration protesting the current state of education.
Daphne Guinness

Daphne Guinness Graces FIT with her Fabulousness

Daphne Guinness, the Queen Bee of avant-garde, graced FIT with her fabulousness Thursday. The stunning artist posed playfully for photographs with the budding-fashionistas and signed autographs (some on pieces on scrap paper), reports Women’s Wear Daily. Like the Marie Antoinette of the Hell’s Angels, Guinness wore 10-inch Alexander McQueen heels, a Parisian coif, and stacks of metal rings and ribbons around her fingers and wrists.
Placido Domingo leaves the stage with his wife after the curtain call of Placido Domingo Celebration at the Royal Opera House after a special performance to celebrate his 40th anniversary with the Royal Opera in London

Factbox: Placido Domingo at 70

Placido Domingo appeared at London's Royal Opera House in Covent Garden late Thursday both as a tenor and in his new guise as a baritone.
President Obama

Obama Announces Student Debt Relief to Mixed Response

President Obama announced a much-heralded plan on Wednesday to help recent college graduates struggling to pay back their student loans. Reactions were mixed, with some people lauding the President for taking decisive action and others saying he didn't go far enough.


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