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.
The story of the global pandemic of HIV is one of the most fascinating tales in medicine in our time, or indeed in any time. But the story of AIDS is also one of how countries across the world have had to acknowledge and respond to issues of stigmatised behaviours and human rights.
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..
The meetings are presentations of three papers on HIV, selected by the three faculties. Commentaries of these papers and others (about 15 in total) are published each month in the HIV Digest which the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is commissioned to produce by UNAIDS. The meetings allow for questions and discussion and […]
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 […]