HIV & AIDS
First reported in the United States in 1981, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) destroys the body's ability to fight infections and other life-threatening illnesses. The virus that causes AIDS is called HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus.
A clinical trial tested strategies for boosting teens' and young adults' use of HIV-prevention drugs called PrEP.
Among people on HIV meds, young children are the likeliest to die, often due to late diagnosis or treatment interruptions.
An early-stage clinical trial raises hope for a new, single-dose HIV therapy that uses CRISPR, the famous gene-editing system.
A man entered long-term remission from HIV after a stem cell transplant, but unlike in previous, similar cases, the patient's transplant donor did not carry an HIV-resistant gene variant.
A review of data from thousands of people in 25 countries finds that people taking HIV medicine have "almost zero risk" of spreading the virus via sex once their levels are low.
A new program will distribute 1 million free at-home HIV tests to U.S. residents and is collaborating with the dating app Grindr to promote the service.
Only a few people have been cured of HIV, but scientists are working to develop cures that could be accessible to more of those infected.
A woman who received a stem cell transplant to treat her HIV is still virus-free more than five years after the procedure and 30 months after she stopped taking HIV medication.
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