Articles Tagged with HIV

French Teen In Unprecedented Long-Term HIV Remission

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A teen girl in the region of Paris, France, who has had the HIV virus since birth, seems to be the first child known to have achieved long-term HIV remission without the use of medication. The teen was born to an HIV-infected mother, and doctors immediately started her on antiretroviral drug treatment to prevent the… Read more »

Indiana HIV Outbreak: Governor Mike Pence Declares State Of Emergency

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Indiana Governor Mike Pence declared a state of emergency due to an HIV outbreak in the state. Governor Pence said a public health emergency is warranted because the Indiana HIV outbreak is spreading rapidly. The southern part of the state has reportedly been hit particularly hard by the deadly infection in recent months. The Scott… Read more »

HIV Vaccine Will Be Ready By 2030, According To Bill Gates

HIV Vaccine On The Way? Yes, Says Bill Gates

An HIV vaccine will be ready by 2030, thus ending most new cases of the virus, according to billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates. Gates pours millions of dollars into medical research each year through the philanthropic efforts of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Ultimately, the HIV vaccine would be one tool in the fight… Read more »

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

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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 »