Scientists Create Genetically Modified Cells That Protect Against HIV

The treatment is considered radical, and the results were drawn from a small scale human trial, but for the first time in medical history, researchers have boosted their patients' ability to fight HIV by replacing some of their natural immune cells with genetically modified versions. » 3/06/14 9:00am 3/06/14 9:00am

New Computer-Designed 'Drug' Prevents AIDS From Replicating

European researchers have used a computer to design small synthetic molecules capable of attacking the deadly AIDS virus where it hurts the most: its ability to produce the genetic material required for replication. It's the first time in history this has ever been done. » 11/29/13 9:00am 11/29/13 9:00am

New discovery brings us one step closer to preventing HIV infections

In a breakthrough six years in the making, an international team of researchers has determined the precise atomic structure of a cell-surface receptor that’s used by most strains of HIV to infect human immune cells. The finding could result in medicines that block the process. » 9/12/13 11:47am 9/12/13 11:47am

Would you drop $10,000 a year to stop yourself from getting HIV?

Thanks to advances in fighting HIV/AIDS over the last decades, these diseases are no longer the death sentences they once were — and some drugs offer the chance to protect against infection in the first place. Considering the huge price associated with these pills, would it make sense to do so? And for whom? » 4/25/12 10:20am 4/25/12 10:20am

Screw chicken broth, Tibetan sheep placenta AIDS soup will cure what…

Chicken soup is prescribed for the common cold, but, despite its ingredients, this magnificently named broth from the Forgotten Perfume restaurant in Beijing's Shimao Mall somehow manages to cure hepatosplenomegaly and "tuberculosis embolism." Yes, "strong Tibetan sheep placenta nourishing soup AIDS" (a.k.a. "a fish sex") is … » 2/20/12 12:15pm 2/20/12 12:15pm

Breakthrough: Gene Therapy Provides Full Protection from HIV…

For hundreds of years, immunization has been one of society's most elegant and dependable methods of disease prevention. Vaccines have been developed for infections ranging from measles to HPV. Many of us get vaccinated to protect ourselves against seasonal illness, or before traveling internationally. Vaccination is… » 12/01/11 8:11am 12/01/11 8:11am

What can this glow-in-the-dark kitten teach scientists about AIDS?

This picture of a glowing cat has not been altered in any way. The cat, on the other hand, has been altered quite a bit. A team of researchers has genetically engineered it to express green fluorescent protein (aka "GFP," originally found in jellyfish), which makes the cat glow green under ultraviolet light. » 9/12/11 5:00pm 9/12/11 5:00pm

Space Sex-Odyssey Reminds You To Wrap It Up [NSFW]

This science fictional AIDS education poster encourages us all to explore the sexy corners of the final frontier, but to just be safe about it. Artist James Jean took an R-rated, yet totally fantastical, spin on the outer limits, and what we got was a crazy naked but beautiful piece of art, that encourages safe sex.… » 6/26/08 11:40am 6/26/08 11:40am