Up to now there has been no way of eradicating HIV once it has entered the body. But researchers are now developing a promising new method that could help reverse the infection using an enzyme that works like a pair of scissors.
Singer Conchita Wurst recently admitted to having been infected with HIV for years. Ulrich Heide, managing director of the German AIDS Foundation, told DW how people infected with the virus live with their condition.
Venezuela's economic crisis as left the country's health system on the verge of collapse. Amid a shortage of medication, HIV patients are succumbing to secondary infections, despite doctors' best efforts.
In an effort to lower the prevalence rate of the virus and prevent mother-to-child transmissions, Cameroon will launch a program that provides expectant mothers in northern regions of the country with HIV testing.
As the world's top HIV experts head to Paris for an International AIDS Society meeting, word is we're still playing catch-up with the virus. And if resistance to antiretroviral drugs grows, things will only get worse.
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