orange and blue cell image
Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV
Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.
ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, LUISMMOLINA
Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV
Woman’s Body Appears to Rid Itself of HIV

Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.

Researchers report what appears to be the second case of a person’s immune system clearing the virus on its own.

ABOVE: © ISTOCK.COM, LUISMMOLINA
AIDS
timothy ray brown ccr5 delta32 aids hiv activist
Timothy Ray Brown, First Person to Be Cured of HIV, Dies
Kerry Grens | Sep 30, 2020
The AIDS activist, also known as the Berlin patient, represented optimism that scientists could find a way to beat HIV.
Obituary, retrovirus, HIV, AIDS, virology, molecular virology, NCI, UCSD, Flossie Wong-Staal
Pioneering Molecular Virologist Flossie Wong-Staal Dies
Amanda Heidt | Jul 14, 2020
The University of California, San Diego, researcher helped identify the HIV retrovirus responsible for AIDS and developed treatments still in use today.
sars-cov-2 research pandemic coronavirus covid-19 preprints retraction research integrity academic publishing sars hiv vaccine rt-pcr
Opinion: Don’t Disparage the Pace of COVID-19 Research
John D. Loike, Salomon Amar | Jun 22, 2020
Fast science—with all its warts—is making unprecedented progress in the fight against COVID-19.
HIV Researcher Gita Ramjee Dies of Complications Tied to COVID-19
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2020
The South African scientist fought for women’s access to healthcare in disadvantaged communities.
70 years of disease research graphic
Image of the Day: 70 Years of Disease Research
Amy Schleunes | Jan 21, 2020
A video chronicles the course of disease research and prompts questions about where scientists may focus their studies in the future.
Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
Kerry Grens | Mar 5, 2019
The “London patient” may represent the second person cured of the infection by a cell transplant.
Experts Applaud, Question President’s Pledge to End AIDS Epidemic
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 6, 2019
Donald Trump announced a plan to drastically cut HIV transmission by 2030, but some scientists and nonprofits aren’t sure the administration will follow through.
Former Congresswoman, HHS Secretary Margaret Heckler Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 7, 2018
Appointed by Ronald Reagan, Heckler led the agency from 1983 to 1985, and helped promote research into AIDS.
CDC Director Delivers Passionate Speech to Agency
Jim Daley | Mar 30, 2018
Robert Redfield emphasized the importance of science and data in meeting with employees.
AIDS Researcher Emerges as Top Candidate to Head CDC
Ashley Yeager | Mar 19, 2018
Robert Redfield would replace Brenda Fitzgerald, who resigned in January over unresolved conflicts of interest.
Founder of amfAR and Champion of AIDS Research Dies
Jim Daley | Jan 17, 2018
Mathilde Krim devoted her life to researching the disease and fighting the stigma associated with it.
Members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Fired
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 2, 2018
The move follows mass resignations from the council in June. 
Health Officials Agree Undetectable HIV Levels Likely Mean Uninfectious
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2017
Medical organizations endorse the “Undetectable = Untransmissible” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of scientific evidence showing that virally suppressed people living with HIV cannot infect others.
Demonstrating Discontent, May 21, 1990
Andrea Anderson | Jul 16, 2017
Activists demanded greater access to and involvement in clinical research for AIDS treatments—and their protests were heard.
HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus
Kerry Grens | Feb 23, 2017
A fraction of HIV patients in a small, uncontrolled study were able to stop antiretroviral therapy after receiving the immune boosters.
Week in Review: October 24–28
Bob Grant | Oct 27, 2016
Patient Zero exonerated; Jack Woodall dies; Wolbachia-harboring mosquitoes deployed in fight against Zika; implanted neurons function in adult mouse brain 
HIV Spread from Haiti to NYC in 1970, “Patient Zero” Not to Blame
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 26, 2016
Whole-genome sequencing of preserved blood samples provides the clearest picture to date of the virus’s arrival and spread in the U.S.
Immunologist, AIDS Research Advocate Dies
Karen Zusi | Sep 24, 2015
William Paul, the National Institutes of Health’s Laboratory of Immunology chief, passed away at age 79.