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.
- Is tourism a driver of illicit drug use and HIV risk in the Dominican Republic?
The study seeks to expand the understanding of the availability and usage of drugs in tourism-rich areas which presents barriers to HIV prevention. Read more »
- Changing health revealed by largest ever dataset on individual deaths in Africa and SE Asia
An unprecedented insight into the changing health of people across Africa and Asia - including the fluctuating burdens of HIV, malaria and childhood mortality - is revealed by the publication of the... Read more »
- Using social media to help stop the spread of HIV
In addition to providing other potential benefits to public health, all of those tweets and Facebook posts could help curb the spread of HIV. Read more »
- Shedding light on VOICE trial's results and women's poor adherence to products being tested
Many of the women at first acted surprised. Some insisted the blood tests were wrong. Read more »
- A promising target for HIV/AIDS treatment identified
Like a slumbering dragon, HIV can lay dormant in a person's cells for years, evading medical treatments only to wake up and strike at a later time, quickly replicating itself and destroying the... Read more »