It’s been an interesting week in the field of AIDS research.
There’s been talk about potentially giving people quarterly shots or injections instead of daily pills, gene therapy to fight off HIV, and an infected baby that was treated so aggressively with AIDS drugs within hours of its birth that HIV can no longer be detected. Scientists in Boston have been meeting at an annual conference and have been discussing these early, but important new findings. Continue reading
Researchers announced that for the first time, a child born with HIV has been cured. To learn whether this offers hope to thousands of HIV positive babies worldwide, Ray Suarez talks to Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Rowena Johnston of amfAR, the Foundation for AIDS Research. Continue reading
The Rev. Rick Frechette went to Haiti 25 years ago on a religious mission to shelter families "broken by tragedy." In his mid-40s, he decided to become a doctor and built a modern pediatric medicine facility. Fred de Sam Lazaro reports as part of our Agents for Change series on the challenges Frechette has faced. Continue reading
AIDS awareness posters were part of domestic and international public health campaigns to promote HIV testing, safe sex and better knowledge of the virus and disease. Here is a sample of the 6200 posters physician Edward Atwater collected that are now housed at the University of Rochester. Continue reading
In 2012, 34 million people are living with AIDS worldwide. That’s both good news and bad news. Ray Suarez talks to National Institutes of Health’s Dr. Anthony Fauci about accomplishments by the medical and public health communities to address HIV/AIDS and what must be done in the future to continue curtailing transmission. Continue reading