Researchers have learned a lot about the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the disease it causes. But still more research is needed to fight the global HIV/AIDS pandemic.
HIV causes AIDS and interferes with the body's ability to fight infections.
More than 40 million people are infected with HIV. While the rate of new infections has decreased, and effective antiretroviral drug therapy is available, resource-poor settings in regions of the developing may limit the access to lifesaving drugs. Hence, in the absence of drug ...Learn More
More than 35 years have passed since the first reported cases of AIDS and the discovery of HIV, and despite tremendous efforts no vaccine has been developed that could effectively protect against HIV infection in the vast majority of people. Similarly, there is no treatment ...Learn More
It has been almost 40 years since the first reported case of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection leading to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) in US in 1981. Since then many research laboratories around the world have tirelessly worked to find ways to ...Learn More
On March 10, 2020, evidence for HIV-1 cure of the second person was published. The patient received stem cell transplants from people who carried a mutation in the gene for CCR5. Though we can’t cure all HIV patients with this method, it proves that cure of HIV is possible. It ...Learn More