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.
- Potentially protective immune response from new analysis of old HIV vaccines
Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results. Read more »
- Semi-soft vaginal drug-delivery suppository could limit spread of HIV, AIDS
A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Read more »
- Half of African-Americans may need increased dose of HIV drug: simple genetic test predicts dosage needed
Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests. Read more »
- Strategy to achieve sustained HIV remission shows promise
A laboratory study led by scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lends further weight to the potential... Read more »
- HIV cure failure in Mississippi baby 'the beginning of a new chapter'
Last month, we reported that HIV had returned in a child believed to have been cured of the infection. Although disappointing, researchers say a lot can be learned from the case. Read more »