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.
- Global life expectancy has 'increased by 6 years since 1990'
Results from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2013 report improvements in worldwide life expectancy, but authors warn that some regions of the globe are doing better than others. Read more »
- Research rules out Hepatitis C as cause of mental impairment in HIV patients
Advances in treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have made it possible for people with HIV to survive much longer. Read more »
- Hotspots identified in deaths from HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Massachusetts
A new study from epidemiologists at Tufts University School of Medicine helps to identify communities with the greatest public health need in Massachusetts for resources relating to HIV/AIDS and... Read more »
- Different community HIV testing and counselling approaches reach different populations in rural Africa
Home- and community-based HIV testing and counselling services can achieve high participation uptake in rural Africa but reach different populations within a community and should be provided... Read more »
- fMRI detects neural injury due to HIV before symptoms occur
A five-minute functional MRI (fMRI) test can pick up neuronal dysfunction in HIV-positive individuals who don't yet exhibit cognitive decline, say neuroscientists and clinicians at Georgetown... Read more »