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To stop spread of HIV, African governments should target hot zones

David Gerberry<p>Efficiency of reducing transmission of HIV in South African provinces, from red (best) to orange (moderate) to green (worst). Blue and …

Alicia Keys: To end HIV/AIDS, we must empower our youth

<i>Monday, Dec. 1 is World AIDS Day, a time when the global community pauses to remember the 39 million men and women who have lost their lives to</i> …

The New Face of HIV Is Gay & Young

Infection rates among young gay men are on the rise—and veterans of the fight against AIDS are struggling to find a way to get the message out to the …

Rihanna Says She Became an Activist Because the Number of Teens With HIV Was "Shocking"

The 60th annual Grammy Awards, hosted by James Corden, took place in New York City for the first time in 15 years. Rihanna was not only nominated but …

Popular Nigerian CEO Has Lived With HIV For 15 Years - Health - Nigeria

A popular Nigerian CEO by the name of Kenny Badmus just revealed to Bella Naija that he has been living with HIV for 15 years..He is the founder of …

Ebola overshadows fight against HIV/Aids

FREETOWN — The outbreak of the deadly Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone has dwarfed the campaign against HIV and Aids, to the extent that patients no …

The Biggest HIV/AIDS Research Breakthroughs Of 2014

There’s a lot to be optimistic about in the global fight against HIV and AIDS. By the end of 2013, 12.9 million people were taking life-saving anti-retroviral therapies that suppress the virus and help people lead long, healthy lives -- 11.7 million of which were from low- and middle- income …

Weed Could Block HIV’s Spread. No, Seriously.

But the U.S. government won’t let scientists try out this promising treatment on humans.<p>On a warm summer day in Chicago at the International …

CDC Data: Many HIV-Positive Americans Aren’t Getting Treatment

More than half of American HIV patients aren’t getting treatment, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. And a lack of …

26th World AIDS Day: Get in There, Do Something, Change Things

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and treatment as prevention (TasP) have successfully returned sexual health to the national and international headlines. Not since the early years of the HIV epidemic has there been so much constructive dialogue, progress, and involvement by the public.<p>Long-term …

Public Health

Woman may have acquired HIV from sharing cuticle scissors

Why HIV is evolving to be less deadly

We think of viruses as trying to hurt or kill us - but in fact they're just evolving to stay alive and reproduce, and sometimes that means letting us live<p>If <b>the news that HIV is evolving to become less deadly</b> is true, then that is both good news and, in a sense, not unexpected. We tend to think of …

A new study suggests the HIV virus may be getting weaker

Ebola has dominated recent headlines from Africa, but it wasn't long ago that AIDS was getting most of the attention. Now there's a bit of good news about that older disease: A group of scientists have just published a study concluding that the HIV virus may actually be getting milder over …

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HIV evolving to weaker form, study says

Medical intervention and the natural course of evolution may be dealing a double blow to the<p>human immunodeficiency virus, HIV-1, weakening its ability to replicate and to cause AIDS, according to a new study.<p>The findings offer a kind of epidemiological and evolutionary checkup on the most deadly …

Immunotherapy

Truvada, a pill to fight HIV, stirs controversy among gays

It would have seemed the stuff of fantasy in the dark days of the 1980s, when an<p>AIDSdiagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence: a pill, taken daily, that could protect against HIV infection.<p>But today, such a drug exists. The blue tablet, marketed as Truvada, has been available to people at risk …

Is HIV Evolving Into A Weaker Virus?

Viruses are masters at mutating.<p>So the big concern with deadly viruses, like Ebola and hepatitis C, is that they will evolve into more dangerous forms over time.<p>It looks like just the opposite is happening with HIV — although it's happening slowly.<p>"HIV can generate any mutation in the book, on any …

A Promising HIV Vaccine in South Africa

After encouraging early results from a small study, clinical trials will begin in January.<p>CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA—More than 30 years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic that has claimed an estimated 35 million lives, a preventive vaccine has remained elusive. The only HIV-vaccine clinical trial that has …

'Alarming’ finding on HIV: 70% don't have virus in check

WASHINGTON — Amid ongoing fears of an Ebola outbreak in the United States, Americans got a grim reminder on Tuesday about the public health threat …

HIV Is Evolving To Be Less Deadly

HIV is rapidly evolving into a less-dangerous bug and could one day become a disease that’s “almost harmless”.<p>Scientists have observed a surprising increase in the ability of some patients in Africa to live with the virus without getting Aids, the deadly syndrome in which their immune systems …

This map shows you the countries where AIDS is the deadliest infectious disease

Back in the 1980s, the global HIV and AIDS epidemic was one shrouded in stigma. By the time then-president Ronald Reagan gave his first address about …

Public Health

Diez insólitas investigaciones que quizás nunca debieron realizarse

El celo de las mujeres, medido en clubes de streptease<p>Pierre Barthélémy, autor del blog Passeur de sciences, uno de los lugares más visitados de la …

¿Por qué tenemos miedo?

La sensación de miedo es una cuestión de números y depende de una votación “democrática” entre nuestras neuronas, que de forma individual son capaces …

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