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By PBS NewsHour
On World AIDS Day, we take a look at efforts being made to improve prevention and treatment of the virus. While encouraging advancements have been achieved, AIDS is still the number one killer of women ages 18 to 55. William…
By Jonathan Gertler, STAT
The next wave of regenerative medicine research is tackling enormous health care issues: AIDS, Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes and heart disease, among others.
By Nsikan Akpan
A new study pinpoints exactly when HIV arrived in the U.S., while also exonerating Gaëtan Dugas, a man once branded as "patient zero" and blamed for starting the outbreak.
This week, Oxford University researchers released a study that may impact treatments for HIV. The study looked at young children in South Africa with HIV and found that 10 percent of them never developed symptoms of AIDS. Philip Goulder, a…
By Jon Cohen, Science
In South Africa, the Themba Lethu Clinic is celebrated as an example of what can be done to care for large numbers of HIV-infected people. This is at once a compliment to the clinic and a hint of the country’s…
By William Brangham, Jason Kane
Nearly one in five people infected with HIV globally lives in South Africa, and only half of those individuals are on treatment. But the nation has made major strides against the virus in recent years and now is aggressively moving…
A massive HIV test-and-treat study is underway in Kenya and Uganda. Migratory men in the fishing industry there have been hit especially hard, and researchers are trying creative ways to encourage them to get tested. William Brangham reports from Mfangano…
Rwanda emerged from its genocide in 1994 to build one of the most successful AIDS responses in Africa and is now working mightily to halt mother-to-child HIV transmissions. They’re doing it with a creative mix of science, technology and “aggressive…
Nearly one in 10 Americans living with HIV live in New York, where an ambitious plan aims to cut new infections and HIV-related deaths. But the state has serious challenges, including keeping people on their meds and preventing the spread…
The epicenter of the AIDS epidemic in America is Atlanta and the southeast, and among the hardest hit populations are gay and bisexual black men. According to the CDC, half of them will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes…
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