Infection may no longer be a nearly certain death sentence, but HIV continues to spread globally, most notably in Asia and Africa. After plateauing in the early part of the 2000s, the number of people living with HIV has been rising again, reaching 36.7 million in 2015. 121 more words
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Hard to believe it was once considered little more than theory. Or the stuff of science fiction.
In the past year, leading-edge gene therapy – the process of fighting lethal illnesses by manipulating their mechanisms at the cellular level – has continued to take bold steps out of the laboratory and into the realm of potentially lifesaving treatments. 869 more words
A recent meta-analysis (simply, a study of studies) shows that medicinal contraceptives are not associated with an increased risk of HIV infection, which is bizarre because only barrier contraceptives, such as condoms, decrease the risk of contracting STDs. 120 more words