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Groundbreaking Research Finds Potential New Way to Fight HIV

Latest research shows how cancer drugs can halt HIV virus. Groundbreaking research may change how drugs are used to halt the HIV virus, as research exhibits how virus targets T-cells. The October issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry includes the breakthrough research recently conducted at the George Mason University. Researchers believe this [...]

Rise in HIV Orphan Adoptions in America

With 2.5 million children living with HIV globally (1), America is thriving rapidly in adoption rates for children that are often stigmatized. In the last five years, the rate of adoptions among HIV-positive kids in the America has reached a several hundred. It started off as trickle, but now it’s picked up pace and more [...]

Issues with Vaccine Development for HIV/AIDS

  My professor said something two days ago that shocked me: “I honestly don't think we'll ever see an effective vaccine for HIV/AIDS.” Considering how much of an expert he is, that was pretty demoralizing.  And I don't believe him; I can't believe him.  Too much is at stake. Yet to date we've [...]

Blog, Help People, Win $750

UPDATE: We have chosen and contacted the winners.  Thanks everyone for participating! Do something about AIDS - post on your blog This is an AIDS Awareness Initiative, which is uniting bloggers to post about AIDS before the end of the decade.  As an incentive, there are $750 in cash prizes for participation. It's [...]

The Recent HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Thoughts

  The HIV/AIDS Vaccine: A few weeks ago I was sitting in the basement of the biomedical research center at my school, just having made it through another fascinating class on pharmacology.  It was time for lunch, so I made for the exit, meeting my friend along the way. “Hey,” she said.  “Did [...]

What is the AIDS Monster?

  Dashed hopes Less than half a century ago, we thought we had eliminated the threat of infectious diseases. We are about to see “the virtual elimination of the infectious disease as an important factor in social life," said Nobel Prize Winner, Frank Burnet, in 1962. And there was great reason to be [...]