Semen appears to interfere with microbicide gels to prevent HIV, possibly explaining why they work in the lab but not in real-life situations, scientists said Wednesday.
French scientists said Tuesday they had found the genetic mechanism by which two HIV-infected men may have experienced a "spontaneous cure," and said it offered a new strategy in the fight against AIDS.
A new genetic history of HIV shows how the pandemic almost certainly took root in the 1920s in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo, researchers said Thursday.
Taiwanese people's ignorance of HIV and AIDS have not changed much over the past two decades, a local group said Monday, urging the public to educate themselves about the disease.
Organ donations and transplants from HIV/AIDS patients may become more widely available in Taiwan in the near future as the recent meeting between the Ministry of Health and Welfare chief (MHW) and the Taiwan Organ Registry and Sharing Center (TORSC, 財團法人器官捐贈移植中心) leaned toward qualifying those with HIV/AIDS as acceptable organ donors and recipients.
Patient advocates in the U.S. say some insurance companies are making HIV and AIDS drugs unaffordable in plans issued through the country's new health care law by shifting much of the cost to customers.
Scientists said on Monday they had statistical evidence to back a novel theory that infection by the AIDS virus may reduce the risk of multiple sclerosis (MS).
A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at the world AIDS forum Friday.
Nestled among the bars and strip clubs of Sydney's Kings Cross is a service which not only saves lives, but continues the pragmatic approach which prevented an HIV epidemic among drug-users in Australia.
Thirty-four people have tested positive for AIDS using a rapid saliva screening kit provided by several civic groups, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said yesterday.