HIV Cure or Treatment. What is the difference?
On the news this week: coverage of the London Patient, the second person in the world to be functionally cured of HIV, and breakthroughs in testing, treatment and cures.
A recent study conducted by the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Group may provide a crucial step in reducing the amount of HIV in the semen of infected patients.
Last week the world rejoiced as the papers announced: ‘HIV is cured!’. Except of course it isn’t – or at least not yet. The hype is somewhat justified: for the first time, scientists have developed a new drug that could, in theory, completely clear the virus from a patient. HIV tends to ‘hide’ inactive cells […]
If you don’t already know when or how this common STI can cause cancer, these are the most important facts about HPV.
Life inside the uterus is not as closed off as you might think. Syed Qadri explores how a mother’s behaviour alters her baby during pregnancy..
Mutations are ticks on the molecular clock, and can now be used to measure evolutionary distances
When nobody’s fussing about Wi-Fi in schools and when there’s a lull between reports on the injurious effects of mobile phones I suspect few of us give much thought to the fizzing ocean of radio waves crashing over us silently, invisibly, continuously, ceaselessly. We take it for granted that the phone in our hand can […]
On June 5th, 1981, the Center for Disease Control’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published the first report of AIDS. Entitled ‘5 cases of Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia (PCP)’, it included case studies of five previously healthy young men, all homosexuals, who had been treated for PCP, a lung condition normally seen only in severely […]