Remembering a hero of the struggle against HIV/AIDS

December 1st is World AIDS Day, dedicated to raising awareness of the worldwide AIDS pandemic, to support people living with HIV/AIDS and to commemorate those who died. The disease has claimed over 25 million lives.¬† Worldwide, over 33 million people are now living with HIV/AIDS. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the first report … Continue reading Remembering a hero of the struggle against HIV/AIDS

How Monkeys Help to Prevent HIV Infection

With the European Parliament voting on the future of primate research there is no better time to discuss the medical benefits that such research provides - and which would be lost if primate research is severely restricted or banned. We are all familiar with the use of drug regimes such as HAART to control HIV … Continue reading How Monkeys Help to Prevent HIV Infection

Mice aid development of new weapon against HIV

For the past 25 years scientists have sought to develop treatments for HIV, the virus which causes AIDS. ¬†They have had notable successes in that time, particularly with the development of highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) which combines several drugs in a potent antiviral cocktail. ¬†Unfortunately HAART does not cure HIV infection, and in many … Continue reading Mice aid development of new weapon against HIV