Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Can We Reduce HIV Infections to Zero?

VOA Learning English: Can We Reduce HIV Infections to Zero?

World AIDS Day has been held on December 1 each year since 1988. The theme of this year's events is "Getting To Zero." With reduced HIV/AIDS infections and death, an AIDS-free world might be in sight. Experts tell how we can get there. (read) (listen)

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turned a corner - fig. to pass a critical point in a process

trajectory – n. a path, progression, or line of development resembling a physical trajectory trajectory>

bone marrow transplant - medical A bone marrow transplant is a procedure to replace damaged or destroyed bone marrow with healthy bone marrow stem cells. Bone marrow is the soft, fatty tissue inside your bones. The bone marrow produces blood cells.

formula ­– n. a plan or method for doing, making, or achieving something

stigma – n. a mark of shame or discredit

intravenous – adj. through, in, or into a vein; entering the body through a vein

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