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  • Global Response to Fight AIDS Urgently Needed This World AIDS Day
    In recognition of World AIDS Day, held annually on Dec. 1 each year since 1988, the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) is calling on governments, health advocates and non-government organizations to strengthen their response to HIV/AIDS. In 2015 AIDS ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues New Guidance on HIV Self-Testing Ahead of World AIDS Day
    In advance of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis. According to a new WHO progress report, lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • How AIDS Conquered North America
    Researchers at the University of Arizona and the University of Cambridge in the U.K. have reconstructed the origins of the AIDS pandemic in unprecedented detail.The findings were made possible by a molecular technique the team developed for this project, enabling them to ...More
    October 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Research Reveals Accidental Making of 'Patient Zero' Myth During 1980s AIDS Crisis
    A new study proves that a flight attendant who became notorious as the human epicenter of the U.S. AIDS crisis of the 1980s -- and the first person to be labeled the 'Patient Zero' of any epidemic -- was simply one of many thousands infected in the years before HIV was ...More
    October 26, 2016 Posted in News
  • A New Way to Nip AIDS in the Bud
    When new AIDS virus particles bud from an infected cell, an enzyme named protease activates to help the viruses mature and infect more cells. That's why modern AIDS drugs control the disease by inhibiting protease. Now, University of Utah researchers found a way to turn ...More
    June 10, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Findings in Humans Provide Encouraging Foundation for Upcoming AIDS Vaccine Clinical Trial
    Some people infected with HIV naturally produce antibodies that effectively neutralize many strains of the rapidly mutating virus, and scientists are working to develop a vaccine capable of inducing such “broadly neutralizing” antibodies that can prevent HIV ...More
    March 25, 2016 Posted in News
  • HIV Protein Manipulates Hundreds of Genes to Advance Progression Into AIDS
    UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have deciphered how a small protein made by the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) that causes AIDS manipulates human genes to further its deadly agenda. The findings, published in the online journal eLife, could aid in the search ...More
    January 27, 2016 Posted in News
  • Six Questions About HIV/AIDS That Deserve More Attention
    As HIV investigators work to control and eradicate the virus worldwide, certain myths or misconceptions about the disease have been embraced, whereas other concepts with merit have been left relatively unexplored, argues American HIV/AIDS researcher Jay Levy, MD, in a ...More
    December 17, 2015 Posted in News
  • AIDS Treatment Benefits Health, Economics of People Without HIV, Study Shows
    In rural Malawi, roughly 10 percent of the adult population has HIV. At the peak of the epidemic, in the 1990s and early 2000s, nearly everyone knew someone infected with or affected by the virus, what demographer Hans-Peter Kohler of the University of Pennsylvania ...More
    December 11, 2015 Posted in News
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