Tobacco plant virus may yield HIV drug!

By Eric Bland Discovery Channel March. 31, 2009 The tobacco plant could soon redeem itself in the eyes of public health experts, say scientists who are producing huge amounts of a powerful but prohibitively expensive HIV drug inside modified tobacco…Read More

AIDS in our Cities

WASHINGTON - Faith-based organizations have been at the forefront of The President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a federally funded initiative to treat more than 2 million people living with AIDS in Africa, reducing rates of infection and…Read More

HIV quickly evolving in large groups of people :-(

LONDON (Reuters) - The AIDS virus is quickly adapting across large groups of people to avoid triggering the human immune system, posing another challenge in the search for a potential vaccine, researchers said Wednesday. Scientists know the human…Read More

AIDS was the top killer disease in China last year

BEIJING (Reuters) - The AIDS virus became the top deadly infectious disease in China last year for the first time, killing 6,897 people in the first nine months of 2008, the official news agency Xinhua said on Tuesday. The number of people infected with the…Read More

Executive pledges $100M for AIDS research!

BOSTON - A Massachusetts businessman is pledging $100 million to create a new institute that will search for vaccines for AIDS and other diseases. Software entrepreneur Phillip T. Ragon announced the gift to Massachusetts General Hospital on Wednesday. The…Read More

South Africa: 'A Real Man Does Provide Care'

(25 December 2008, Kristin Palitza) Mthatha - Sonwabo Qathula puts on his apron and starts peeling a pile of butternuts, while a pot of rice boils on the stove next to him. The 50-year-old is preparing lunch for poor and orphaned children who attend a rural…Read More

Studies show that HIV can attack healthy tissue

CHICAGO - Instead of infiltrating breaks in the skin, HIV appears to attack normal, healthy genital tissue, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday in a study that offers new insight into how the AIDS virus spreads. They said researchers had assumed the human…Read More
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