Tag: AIDS

Scientists advance therapeutic strategy to potentially eliminate HIV

January 17, 2022

A new combination therapy was shown to remove 40% of cells with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) lurking in infected mice. There are currently 38 million people living with HIV worldwide, and an estimated 36 million deaths due to HIV-related diseases to date, according to the United Nations body for AIDS/HIV (UNAIDS) – scientists at […]

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HIV Patient Zero absolved from being the “father” of AIDS outbreak in the US

October 31, 2016

Gaëtan Dugas, a French-Canadian homosexual flight attendant, who was a relatively early HIV patient and AIDS activist was widely blamed for starting the epidemic in the US and dubbed as Patient Zero. But a new study exonerates him from all claims that he spread the disease in the country. The study showed that Dugas, one […]

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Bone marrow transplants: A cure for HIV?

July 27, 2012

The cure for HIV may be at hand as two HIV-infected men who underwent bone marrow transplant appeared to be cured of the virus. During the 29th AIDS conference, Dr Daniel Kuritzkes, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston presented his study on two patients who have been infected for many […]

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