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.
- CDC year in review: "Mission: Critical"
It's been an unprecedented year for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as America's public health agency continues its emergency response to the most complex Ebola epidemic in... Read more »
- HIV infection likely worsened by occasional heroin use
Researchers at Yale and Boston University and their Russian collaborators have found that occasional heroin use by HIV-positive patients may be particularly harmful to the immune system and worsens... Read more »
- Developments in oral immunization delivery viewed as potential weapon to combat global health threats
Scientists at The Forsyth Institute and Tufts University have succeeded in describing and validating a unique system of oral vaccine delivery using a common bacteria found in the mouth. Read more »
- 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 »