A pivotal trial for a vaccine against HIV has launched in South Africa. Scientists said that if it's successful, it could change the course of the pandemic. Results are expected in 2020.
There's something rotten in the state of pharma — greed, secrecy, inefficiency — it's all there. And there's no easy fix. But moves toward a more caring, sharing industry through "open source pharma" may be a start.
The leaders of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa have a series of ambitious plans for the meeting in Johannesburg.
A landmark HIV vaccine trial was launched in South Africa on the eve of World AIDS Day on December 1. Scientists hope it will help eradicate the disease.
Researchers at Stanford have created a hassle-free HIV test. The new test will enable health officials to screen large numbers of people and stem possible outbreaks of the virus.
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