HIV & AIDS

The geographic origin of AIDS is now known

A study published in Science magazine reveals for the first time where, when and how the world's AIDS pandemic originated. Thanks to a statistical analysis of all the genetic data available on the human ...

Nov 13, 2014
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Virus discovery could impact HIV drug research

A research team led by Portland State University (PSU) biology professor Ken Stedman has unlocked the structure of an unusual virus that lives in volcanic hot springs. The discovery could pave the way for better drugs to ...

Nov 20, 2014
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HIV risks high in Mexico City's male sex trade

A new study documents the stark health dangers of the male sex trade in the streets, hotels, and discotheques of Mexico City. Lead author and health economist Omar Galárraga's point in making the grim assessment ...

Nov 14, 2014
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Giant pink condom rolled out in Sydney

An 18-metre (60-foot) bright pink condom raised eyebrows in Sydney on Friday after it was erected over a Sydney landmark as part of a new awareness campaign about HIV.

Nov 07, 2014
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Can HIV be transmitted via manicure instruments?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists numerous potential alternative sources of HIV transmission in addition to the known classical modes for acquiring the AIDS virus. Although manicure ...

Nov 10, 2014
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