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Rapist collapses in terror when police report that his victim was HIV-positive

A 27-year-old man named Richard Thomas collapsed in terror when police informed him that the woman he admitted to raping was HIV-positive. According to a BBC report, Thomas is currently waiting for his own test results to return. Thomas had by his own admission taken alcohol, Ecstasy and cocaine on…

Malawi gets 1,000 new HIV infections a week: official

AIDS-ravaged Malawi, where over a tenth of the population is HIV positive, records on average 1,000 new cases weekly, a top government official said Saturday. “It?s a great concern to us that despite efforts by government to prevent HIV and AIDS, the country continues to register about 1,000 new cases…

In medical breakthrough, HIV-positive man ‘cured’ by stem cell transplant

An HIV-positive man who received a stem cell transplant for leukemia has been cured of HIV infection, doctors announced recently. While the case was first reported at the 2008 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, doctors have now published an updated report in the journal Blood, which affirms…

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