Remembering the First Time a Patient Was Cured of HIV
As news of a second patient entering remission makes headlines, we take a look back at the first time doctors vanquished the virus.
Aetna Agrees to Pay $17 Million in Privacy Settlement
The settlement was reached after a major mailing mishap revealed the HIV status of thousands of patients.
Life Expectancy Fell in the United States Again, Mostly Because of Drug Overdoses
Spanish flu, HIV/AIDS, drug overdoses: Epidemics that affect the young often show up dramatically in the data.
All Chimpanzees Are Now Classified as Endangered—40 Years Too Late
The U.S. government classifies all chimpanzees as endangered, after decades of stalling.
Lessons From a Brain-Infecting Fungi Could Change Medicine
A discovery raises the possibility of using a fungal enzyme to deliver drugs directly into the brain.
How Weak Immune Systems Escort a Deadly Fungus Into the Brain
A pervasive fungus, passed along by pigeon droppings, can kill HIV patients by using a Trojan Horse strategy to invade their brains.
United Nations: More Developing Countries Funding Their Own Anti-HIV Programs
Many countries are starting to rely less on foreign aid for their HIV prevention and treatment programs. But the transition can be tricky.