Articles Tagged with HIV

HIV Is Evolving, Ability To Cause AIDS Is Weakening

Scanning Electron Micrograph of HIV-1

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, is evolving rapidly and this is weakening its ability to cause Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, AIDS, according to a new University of Oxford-led study. The study concluded that the decreasing virulence of HIV could lead to the end of the AIDS pandemic. According to the study titled, “Impact of HLA-driven HIV… Read more »

Scientists Discover New, More Aggressive HIV Strain

New Aggressive Strain Of HIV Discovered

Scientists are reporting they have discovered a new, more aggressive strain of HIV in West Africa. According to ABC News, this new strain, known as A3/02, is a cross between two previously identified HIV strains. Lund University researchers wrote in the Journal of Infectious Diseases that the “infection moves from HIV to full-blown AIDS in… Read more »

Missouri Man Exposed 300 Partners To HIV

Man Arrested HIV

A Missouri man allegedly exposed more than 300 partners to HIV, according to a local police department, which confirmed his arrest on Thursday. The man, David Lee Mangum, 37, admitted to having unprotected sex with hundreds of men without telling them he had HIV, reports USA Today. Mangum’s case has prompted Stoddard County Prosecuting Attorney… Read more »

HIV Immunity From Turning Off One Gene

HIV immunity came from turning off one gene

HIV immunity might be a step closer. A team of researchers from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has stopped the deadly virus that causes AIDS in humanized mouse models by removing a single gene, according to research published Thursday in open access journal PLOS Pathogens. A humanized mouse is a genetically modified… Read more »

HIV May Inhibit Fear Recognition In Infected Individuals, Study Finds

HIV cognitive damage

People with HIV may have inhibited fear recognition ability, a new study has found, and are less likely to become fearful in situations where uninfected individuals may find themselves frightened or afraid. The study on HIV and fear was published in the open-access journal BMC Psychology and seems to expand upon previous discoveries regarding the… Read more »

Potential AIDS Cure Discovered By Australian Scientists

Cure for Cancer and HIV may be on the way

A potential AIDS cure may be on the horizon after a discovery by scientists in Australia, and researchers at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research may have found a way to turn crippling HIV cells self-destructing using gene therapy. The potential AIDS cure was initially pegged during research back in 2007 by Dr. David Harrich… Read more »

Malaria Returns To Greece In The Middle Of Crisis

Malaria Returns To Greece After Decades

Malaria has returned to Greece after a 40 year hiatus, with more than 70 cases contracted outside of the country and a minimum of 12 people infected inside the country The numbers of malaria cases are enough to concern health workers because it may now be considered an endemic to Greece and not just travelers… Read more »

Disease That Mimics AIDS Symptoms Identified By Researchers

Adult Immune Deficiency In Asia

A disease that leaves people with AIDS-like symptoms but not actually with the disease has been identified by researchers in the United States and Asia where scores of people have become infected. While not a contagious STD like HIV, the disease weakens a patients immune system, leaving them unable to fend off germs in the… Read more »