Two American scientists won the Nobel Prize in medicine Monday for discovering a new way to turn off the effects of specific genes, a process that has opened new pathways in medical treatment. Continue reading
The NewsHour’s Economics Correspondent Paul Solman reports on the effectiveness of foreign aid in reducing proverty. Continue reading
World health experts and community leaders gathered in Toronto for the 16th International AIDS Conference. Former NewsHour correspondent Charlayne Hunter-Gault, who attended the conference, discusses the ideas put forth. Continue reading
Washington D.C. has begun to offer a rapid oral HIV test free to residents — the first program of its kind. The director of the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration discusses the program’s aim to increase awareness, draw in more patients and encourage disease prevention. Continue reading
First identified in 1981, the HIV/AIDS epidemic has shaped health policy, politics and medicine in the United States and throughout the world. International efforts have led to some breakthroughs but no simple answers in combating the virus.
The number of gay and bisexual men in the U.S who tested positive for the virus that causes AIDS jumped 7.1 percent in 2002, while the number of new HIV diagnoses remained stable for other vulnerable groups. Continue reading
Drug resistant strains of HIV were found in almost ten percent of newly diagnosed patients in Europe, researchers said on Wednesday. Continue reading
As the 12th World AIDS Conference ended in Geneva, health officials and scientists announced a new commitment to improve HIV and AIDS treatment in the third world. Following a background report, Phil Ponce discusses the state of the war against AIDS with two of America’s leading experts. Continue reading