A Most Unusual Weapon in the Fight Against HIV: Foot Cream

Ever heard of Ciclopirox? A commonly prescribed treatment for nail fungus, you could have a tube of the stuff in your medicine cabinet right now. Now, in a study recounted in the latest issue of PLOS ONE, researchers demonstrate that the antifungal agent can reactivate the same cell-death pathways that HIV turns off,… » 9/25/13 1:04pm 9/25/13 1:04pm

Nanoparticles Made From Bee Venom Can Kill HIV

Earlier this week we reported on the remarkable news that a Mississippi-born baby was cured of HIV. Now, as if to show the disease that its days are truly numbered, researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown that nanoparticles infused with a toxic bee venom can kill HIV. The… » 3/08/13 12:38pm 3/08/13 12:38pm

Doctors have cured a baby with HIV — here's what comes next

Yesterday, doctors announced that a Mississippi-born child, now two and half years old, has been effectively cured of HIV. If confirmed, this unprecedented case will be remembered as one of modern medicine's most groundbreaking achievements — but what do we do now? With over 300,000 HIV+ children born every year,… » 3/04/13 12:02pm 3/04/13 12:02pm