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.
The world's first genetically modified babies have been born — at least that's what a Chinese researcher has claimed. This breach of taboo sends a disturbing signal and must not be tolerated, says DW's Fabian Schmidt.
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.
Conservative Jens Spahn has used World Cancer Day to stick by his controversial prediction that cancer can be eradicated within 10 to 20 years. His remarks provoked an outcry from some in the medical community.
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