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Demetre Daskalakis, The Greek-American Doctor Fighting to End HIV Transmission

Greek-American doctor Demetre Daskalakis has been described as the person who is largely responsible for the decreasing rates of HIV in New York City in recent years. This is no exaggeration, as indeed, Daskalakis with his "status-neutral care" strategy,...

Woman’s Own Immune System May Have Cured Her HIV

A woman from Argentina who was diagnosed with HIV has apparently been cured of the virus despite not taking drugs or treatment. In what doctors believe is an extremely rare case, the woman's immune system seems to have cleared her...

Greg Louganis: One of the Greatest Divers in History

Greg Louganis, four-time Olympic gold medalist, is thought to be one of the greatest divers in history.

HIV Cases in Greece Drop, Tests Shortages Rise

December 1 is the World AIDS Day, when people around the world look closely into the victims of the epidemic that devastated the world 33 years ago, when it was first recorded. The number of HIV infections in Greece in...

Court Acquits HIV-Positive Women Charged with 'Transmitting the Virus' Via Prostitution

An Athens Misdemeanours Court acquitted a group of HIV positive women arrested in 2012 and charged with repeated counts of grievous bodily harm on the grounds that they were transmitting the HIV/AIDS virus by working as prostitutes and having...

Greece Celebrates Awareness on World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day is held each year on the December 1 following a decision by the World Health Organization and the UN General Assembly to make it an annual event. AIDS is caused by the HIV virus which is a virus of human immunodeficiency that infects...

KEELPNO: New HIV Diagnoses in Greece at Lowest Level in 5 Years

According to figures released by the Center for Disease Prevention and Control (KEELPNO) on Monday, new diagnoses of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, are at their lowest levels in years. During an event at Athens University for World AIDS Day,...

'HIV/AIDS and Discrimination; Spotting the Stigma of the Stigma' Conference to be Held May 23

The general secretariat of transparency and human rights of the ministry of justice and the Hellenic Association of Seropositive People named “Positive voice” are organizing a one-day conference titled “HIV/AIDS and discrimination; spotting the stigma of the stigma,” on...

Greek Govt Abolishes Law Allowing HIV Positive Sex Workers' Details to Be Made Public

Greece's government announced on Tuesday the abolition of a controversial health and hygiene regulation that allowed authorities to publish the details, including photographs, of workers that had tested HIV positive. This is the second time the regulation has been abolished since its...

Less Cases of AIDS in Greece in 2014

World AIDS Day in 2014 finds Greece on a positive note as cases have decreased this year, after a rise in HIV infections in the 2011-2013 period. A surge in intravenous drug use brought a subsequent surge of HIV infections...