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December 1 Is World AIDS Day

December 1 Is World AIDS Day

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Worldwide, an estimated 38 million people are living HIV, with more than 17 million still receiving no treatment to halt the progression of AIDS-related illnesses, according to data from UNAIDS. In 2016, approximately 1.8 million people became newly infected, with 160,000 of those under the age of 18, amfAR, the Foundation for […]

Infant “Cured” of HIV Holds Promise for Other Newborns, Perhaps No One Else

Infant “Cured” of HIV Holds Promise for Other Newborns, Perhaps No One Else

BY PAUL SCHINDLER | Doctors and researchers say they have cured a Mississippi infant born with HIV with an aggressive treatment regimen that began a day after birth. The triple-drug combination was continued for a year and a half until the mother stopped bringing the child in for treatment, according to the New York Times. When […]