Gorillas in southern Cameroon appear to be the source for the second-most-lethal category of the HIV virus that infects humans.
Researchers have found encouraging results in tests on monkeys of a new gene therapy strategy that leaves HIV unable to replicate. It's still early, but the treatment at least offers hope in science's duel with the virus.
Colonial rule in Africa, urban growth, railway travel, unsterilized needles and other factors all helped create the perfect storm leading to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.
A visitor to Seattle says a stranger attacked him with an AIDS-infected needle, but it may be an urban legend. Continue reading →
The new pill Truvada might seem like the closest thing to an actual HIV vaccine, but not so fast, says Trace Dominguez. The CDC isn't even recommending it to the general public.
Girl's story had raised hopes that, with strong anti-retroviral drugs shortly after birth, young children born HIV-positive could be cured.
A 3-year-old Mississippi child born with HIV stopped treatment 18 months ago -- and is still free of active infection. Continue reading →
Scientists in Oregon have made a major leap toward curing HIV, one of the worst and most feared diseases humanity has ever faced. Anthony explains what they've achieved and what it might mean for the millions battling this disease around the world.
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