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"Immune" to HIV? Not So Fast

A particular type of mutation renders people with HIV effectively immune to most strains of the virus. (The "Berlin patient," Timothy Brown, was essentially "given" this type of mutation.) But as a new case report shows, these individuals are still v...

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No HIV in Pepsi? Now THAT'S a Relief

How reassuring to be treated with the following news:

An SMS has been circulating that Pepsi products are contaminated with HIV but Permanis Sandilands Sdn Bhd has clarified that this is a hoax. Its marketing vice-president Hemalatha Ragavan said ...

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Neurocognitive

The Immune System, HIV and Shrinking Brains

In the previous report, researchers in London, UK, found very little changes in the brains of medically stable HIV-positive men compared with those of HIV-negative men of similar age and educational background. However, the London team used a sensiti...

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30 Years of AIDS Video: A Look Back From NIH's Dr. Anthony Fauci

This has been a big year for the HIV community. One key event was June 5 -- which marked 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States. As one of the many efforts to recognize this important milestone, the U.S. Department of He...

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Science Speaks Series Interviews Key Players in Global AIDS Fight

In the final installment of a series recognizing the 30th anniversary of AIDS on the Center for Global Health Policy's "Science Speaks" blog, John Donnelly interviews Warren "Buck" Buckingham, director of the Office of AIDS Relief at the Peace Corps,...

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An Anniversary -- AIDS Turns 30

Three decades after the first cases of AIDS were recorded, more than 60 million people have been infected worldwide. Scientists agree that the epidemic is far from over and, even with major treatment advances and improvement in understanding the illn...

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On 30th Year of HIV/AIDS, Obama Administration Recommits to Fighting Pandemic

As we approach 30 years since the first reported cases of AIDS in the United States on Sunday, June 5, I'm excited to share with you the message that the White House released this afternoon on 30 years of AIDS. You can read the press statement below ...

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News Analysis

30-Year AIDS Report Card: Which Presidents Make the Grade

Over the past 30 years, five U.S. Commanders in Chief have led the nation's response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Who gets good marks? From 1981 to the present, the Black AIDS Institute assesses each president's leadership, summarizes his biggest hits a...

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News

Media Examine Funding for HIV/AIDS as Disease Turns 30

"As the war on AIDS heads into its fourth decade, the need for funds is spiralling relentlessly higher, prompting a quest for new resources from consumer levies to contributions from developing giants," Agence France-Presse/France 24 reports (5/30). ...

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Reflections on HIV/AIDS From NIAID Director

On Tuesday, May 31, at 2 p.m. ET, NIH will webcast live a presentation by Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), titled "Thirty Years of HIV/AIDS: A Personal Journey." June 5, 2011, marks 30 year...