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Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

Live from Abu Dhabi Connect the World takes you on a journey across continents, investigating the stories that are changing our world.

HIV testing offered for all in London

November 29th, 2013
08:57 PM ET

One in five HIV positive people in the UK remain undiagnosed. Despite this, HIV testing is not routine. Now a new campaign in London aims to change this. All hospital outpatients, regardless of age, ethnicity or sexuality, are being offered tests this week in an attempt to reduce the number of undiagnosed cases and the stigma attached.

Becky meets the patients being tested and the doctor spearheading the campaign to ask if this is the most efficient way to tackle the HIV epidemic.

Interactive: World AIDS Day 2013


Filed under:  Becky's Interviews • Health • Video

AIDS: How to survive a global plague

November 29th, 2013
04:40 PM ET

Becky interviews director David France and leading gay rights and AIDS activist Peter Staley.

They talk about new critically acclaimed documentary about the "plague years" of the AIDS virus, 'How to Survive a Plague' .

They also talk to Becky about their own personal experiences with the AIDS epidemic in the eighties and nineties.

Fitness tips you can use at the office

November 21st, 2013
02:41 PM ET

A new study presented by the American Heart association states that members of the younger generation may not be in the same shape their parents were at the same age. In fact, by comparison they are less fit and therefore may be more vulnerable to  certain chronic diseases when older.

Read: Are you fitter than a fifth-grader? Probably

Max Foster speaks with doctor Marty Makary about the importance of regular exercise.

He then gets put through his paces by fitness professional Siobhan O'Connor who  shows Max how he can exercise around the office and even when he's on his way to lunch.

Disease in Philippines could run rampant

November 14th, 2013
12:17 PM ET

Those who survived the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan may not be out of harm's way yet as it has been predicted a second round of deaths might be imminent.

The storm isn't returning, this new threat is an impending health crisis due to a lack of clean food and water as well as a breakdown in ordinary sanitation.

Read: Typhoon creates health crisis in the Philippines

Max Foster speaks to Dr. Natasha Reyes, who is concerned that disease in the Philippines may become out of control.

'Third sex' law aims to reduce surgery

November 4th, 2013
12:19 PM ET

Traditionally a birth certificate offers two gender choices, male or female; but now in Germany, there is a third option.

As of Friday, Germany is the first country in Europe to allow parents to not specify their child's gender on birth certificates.

Supporters of the new law say this takes the pressure off parents to immediately assign a child's gender.

CNN's Jonathan Mann speaks to Dr. Annand Saggar about the reasoning behind Germany's new "third sex" law.

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