AIDS was first reported in the United States in 1981 and has since become a major worldwide epidemic. AIDS is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus, or HIV. By killing or damaging cells of the body’s immune system, HIV progressively destroys the body’s ability to fight infections. Read More…
For the first time, researchers in Philadelphia have found a way to completely delete the HIV virus from human cells by ‘snipping’ them out.
- Countries ready to "Fast Track" response to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030
A new fast-track strategy proposes rapid and massive acceleration of HIV prevention and treatment programmes with a people-centred approach for ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. Read more »
- In new primate model, stem cell transplant does not cure SHIV/AIDS after irradiation
A study published in PLOS Pathogens reports a new primate model to test treatments that might cure HIV/AIDS and suggests answers to questions raised by the "Berlin patient", the only human thought to... Read more »
- Surprising diversity of antibody family provides clues for HIV vaccine design
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have described how a single family of antibodies that broadly neutralizes different strains of HIV has evolved remarkably diverse structures to... Read more »
- HIV: radiation exposure before stem cell transplant 'may not have cured Berlin patient'
The 'Berlin patient' is the only human thought to have been cured of HIV. Now, a new study looks at the potential mechanisms behind this cure using monkeys. Read more »
- For malaria prevention during pregnancy, mefloquine will not replace sulphadoxine-pyrimethamine
In this issue of PLOS Medicine, Clara Menendez from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health (ISGlobal), Spain, and colleagues report results from two large randomized controlled trials conducted in... Read more »