Medications for HIV: An Update

Medications for HIV: An Update

HIV, which leads to AIDS, is one of the most nasty viruses the human race has encountered. Once it establishes an infection, barring a few reported cases, HIV is impossible to eliminate from the body. That said, in the 30 or so years since its emergence, we have...
New Vaccine for the Prevention of HIV

New Vaccine for the Prevention of HIV

Before we go into the new vaccine, it is important to understand what HIV is and how you can contract HIV. What is HIV? HIV stands for human immunodeficiency virus. This virus attacks the immune system with a very strong force that even individuals with a very strong...
Groundbreaking Research Finds Potential New Way to Fight HIV

Groundbreaking Research Finds Potential New Way to Fight HIV

Groundbreaking research may change how drugs are used to halt the HIV virus, as research exhibits how virus targets T-cells. The October issue of the Journal of Biological Chemistry includes the breakthrough research recently conducted at the George Mason University....

Rise in HIV Orphan Adoptions in America

With 2.5 million children living with HIV globally (1), America is thriving rapidly in adoption rates for children that are often stigmatized. In the last five years, the rate of adoptions among HIV-positive kids in the America has reached a several hundred. It...
Issues with Vaccine Development for HIV/AIDS

Issues with Vaccine Development for HIV/AIDS

My professor said something two days ago that shocked me: “I honestly don’t think we’ll ever see an effective vaccine for HIV/AIDS.” Considering how much of an expert he is, that was pretty demoralizing.  And I don’t believe him; I can’t...
The Recent HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Thoughts

The Recent HIV/AIDS Vaccine: Thoughts

The HIV/AIDS Vaccine: A few weeks ago I was sitting in the basement of the biomedical research center at my school, just having made it through another fascinating class on pharmacology.  It was time for lunch, so I made for the exit, meeting my friend along the way....