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.
- Daily antiretroviral medication 'highly protective' against HIV infection
Researchers have presented findings from a study demonstrating the pre-exposure prophylaxis reduced the risk of HIV infection by 86% among men who have sex with men. Read more »
- Two studies show promising results in treating hepatitis C in patients co-infected with HIV
With there being a need for interferon-free treatment because of potential toxicities for patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) and human immunodeficiency virus 1 (HIV-1), two studies appearing in... Read more »
- '41,000 HIV transmissions yearly due to no diagnosis or care'
Receiving an HIV diagnosis, or getting care when one has already been made, results in a '94% lower risk of transmission,' suggests new US data from HIV surveillance programs. Read more »
- amfAR report examines controversial pricing of hepatitis C treatment
Despite important price reductions for some low- and middle-income countries, the exorbitant drug pricing of breakthrough treatments for hepatitis C (HCV) infection will inevitably limit access to... Read more »
- amfAR announces $100 million investment strategy aimed at curing HIV
amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, has announced that it has created a $100 million investment strategy in support of its Countdown to a Cure for AIDS initiative, launched last year with the... Read more »