Researchers around the world are working hard to find a vaccine that is safe and effective.
New HIV infections continue to drive the epidemic.
Until then we need to get effective, accessible treatment for all who need it, while deploying the many prevention tools at our disposal.
French President Emmanuel Macron has an HIV blood test as part of World AIDS Day observances Dec. 1, 2017.
World AIDS Day is Dec. 1. With many advances in preventing and treating the disease, the disease has fallen from top of mind for many. An epidemiologist explains why that could be dangerous.
Antiretroviral treatment prevents the virus from multiplying and prolongs the lives of HIV positive people.
HIV self-testing is a potential strategy to overcome access to testing. However, there are emerging concerns on the lack of counselling, possible user error and accuracy of the kits.
To get an effective vaccine for HIV/AIDS, scientists need to understand exactly how the virus works and immune system responds to it. African scientists have come one step closer.
A 3D depiction of HIV which attacks T-cells in the body.
A South African child, who has been in HIV remission for nearly nine years, could help researchers understand how to make remission possible for millions of other HIV positive people.
HIV plays hide and seek with the body’s immune system to evade detection. But we can learn from its tactics to make a range of vaccines against infectious diseases.
Researchers are learning how HIV hides from the immune system to develop a new generation of vaccines for seemingly unrelated diseases, like the flu.
For the next five years South Africa will be leading one of the latest large-scale trials for a vaccine for HIV.
Glass sculpture representation of Human Immunodeficiency Virus structure.
A new animal study has shown injections of antibodies might protect against HIV infection, albeit for only a limited time.
A women gets an HIV test. Sub-Saharan Africa accounts for the majority of the HIV deaths annually.
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Two major clinical trials will be conducted in South Africa in 2016 to test ways of preventing new HIV infections.
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