GMO rice may hold the key to fighting HIV on the cheap

The grains can be made into a paste containing anti-HIV proteins.

HIV sexual transmission recorded live as the virus crosses the genital mucus membrane

It’s strangely beautiful, even though we’re talking about a dreaded pathogen.

A single injection protects monkey from HIV infections

It’s not exactly a vaccine, but it’s the next best thing.

Dormant, berserk antibodies could hold the key for HIV vaccine

Their nature makes them ideal against pathogens that hide from immune cells, such as HIV.

Russia on the brink of HIV crisis as AIDS denial runs rampant through the country

The country might be on the verge of a health crisis.

Computer simulation identifies HIV Achilles Heel, offering new avenue for treatment

It also showcases how powerful computer simulations can be in fighting viruses.

What’s the difference between HIV and AIDS

You shouldn’t use the two interchangeably.

Child in South Africa becomes HIV free

This could be a game changer.

Massive simulation of the HIV ‘shell’ reveals new vulnerabilities that we might exploit to eliminate the virus

It took two years on a supercomputer to simulate 1.2 microseconds in the life of the HIV capsid.

Scientists tie antibody escorts on white blood cells’ access points to stop HIV dead in its tracks

It’s more effective than welding a slab of steel on the Death Star’s thermal exhaust port.

Five HIV patients are now virus-free thanks to a new vaccine therapy — but success rate is low

The new therapy gives the body new tools to weed out the HIV virus without any other drugs — one man has been HIV-free for 7 months.

Medication prevents HIV/AIDS has 92% success rate, but people don’t know about it yet

If taken daily, the pills can reduce the risk of HIV infection by up to 92 percent.

Revolutionary HIV vaccine to be tested on 600 people next year

We may be zooming in on a vaccine.

NIH isolates new antibody which neutralizes 98% of HIV strains in lab trials

We’re getting closer to a cure.

Drugs clear HIV from British patient’s system, offering hope for a cure

Five UK universities working together hope to bring an end to HIV.

HIV took one of our best attempts at killing it, survived and became stronger in the process

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and unfortunately, that seems to be the case for HIV viruses.

Countries most in need of HIV treatment are least able to afford it

One study estimates that over the next 35 years, nine African countries would have to spend $98 billion to $261 billion to buy drugs and prevent infections.

Genetic-scissor enzyme eliminates HIV completely in mice trials

A new gene-snipping enzyme was successful in removing strands of HIV genetic material in mice trials. If the enzyme can prove its reliability in human trials it might revolutionize how we fight the virus forever.

One in Eight HIV-positive Americans are not aware they’re carrying the virus

A new extensive report carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found approximately 1 in 8 Americans with human immunodeficiency disease (HIV) are unaware of their condition. Overall, that means 14 percent of undiagnosed cases among 1.2 million patients with HIV in the US. An undiagnosed population is the prime contributor to the spread of the disease. Clearly, there’s much room for improvement.

Anti-vaxxer bet $100,000 that scientists couldn’t prove measles exists. German court now orders man to pay up

Four years ago, a vocal anti vaccine activist and a biologist by training challenged not only established medical science, but common sense. The man in question, Stefan Lanka, offered $100,000 to anyone who could prove the measles virus exists. Yes, the virus that used to infect millions of children and young adults hilariously doesn’t exist in Lanka’s view. David Barden, a German doctor, took it upon himself to battle the windmills. He mailed Lanka the most up-to-date and comprehensive research on measles. Unsurprisingly, Lanka dismissed them, but the German court thought otherwise. To them, the existence of measles is obvious and ordered the man to pay up the $106,000 he had promised.