A new advance in HIV treatment could pave the way toward curing the disease, researchers say.
A study has found that the antifungal drug Ciclopirox kills HIV in cell cultures -- and the virus doesn't bounce back when the drug is stopped. But the research has yet to be performed on people.
Researchers say they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects HIV's genetic material and enables it to debilitate the immune system.
Two days after Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the donation, his wife says the goal is "to be able to keep Ebola to a confined state, where we can aggressively intervene."
Aimed at people in West Africa, the BBC will use the popular messaging app to provide updates about the spread of Ebola.
The CEO of the world's largest social network says the disease is at "a critical turning point" and needs to be addressed.
Doctors at Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Mississippi, US, have effected a "functional cure" of a baby born HIV positive.
Doctors say that a toddler born with HIV shows no signs of the virus a year after being removed from antiretroviral therapy.
Two previously HIV-positive Australian men have shown no signs of the AIDS virus for more than three years after receiving bone marrow transplants.
Genetically modified bananas loaded with vitamin A are scheduled to go into human trials in the US with the aim of improving nutrition in Africa.