Updated 30 April 2015

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HIV virus came from gorillas in Cameroon

Scientists now believe that a strain of the HIV virus originated from gorillas in Cameroon before infecting people.

60% of South African sex workers are HIV-positive

A shocking survey has revealed that 60% of South Africa's sex workers are HIV positive yet the majority of their clients refuse to wear condoms!

New test can identify HIV and hepatitis
Both HIV and hepatitis can now be detected using a single test which means patients can be diagnosed and treated faster than before.

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