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AIDS-related deaths slashed by treatment: U.N.

A significant expansion in access to treatment helped slash the number of AIDS-related deaths in 2010, bringing the number of people living with HIV to a record 34 million, the United Nationssaid Monday. “We are on the verge of a significant breakthrough in the AIDS response,” said Michel Sidibe, executive director of UNAIDS. “NewHIV…

UNAIDS ‘concerned’ by jailing of Malawi gay couple

BLANTYRE (AFP) – Two of the world’s leading AIDS campaigners voiced concern on Wednesday that the jailing of a gay couple in Malawi could hurt the fight against the disease by forcing gay men underground. Last week a court sentenced Steven Monjeza, 26, and his 20-year-old partner Tiwonge Chimbalanga to…