Sexual transmission of HIV under attack

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.

A ‘cure’ for HIV? Not quite yet

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 […]

At the frontline: the fight to curb Zika before Rio 2016

With Rio 2016 Olympics less than 70 days away, Marianne Guenot speaks to leading research scientists about the work being done to curb the Zika virus outbreak.

Scientists find link between Zika virus and neurological disease

A new study uncovers hidden complications of the Zika virus, as risk of developing neurological disease GBS increases amongst those infected.

King Solomon to Saint Mary: a journey through human retroviruses, ancient and modern

Human T-lymphotropic virus type 1 (HTLV-1) slips under the radar of most healthcare workers, especially compared to its distant relative – HIV. With 10 million infections globally and twenty thousand carrying HTLV-1 in the UK alone this infection is neglected even amongst neglected diseases. Whilst infection does not cause symptoms in the majority, 1 in […]