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A Very Vexed Holiday Gift Guide

It’s that time of year again, when every blog on the planet has gift guides for the generic _____  in your life. Here at TVM, though, we (and by we I mean… 374 more words

Closing the loop on an HIV escape mechanism

Nearly 37 million people worldwide are living with HIV. When the virus destroys so many immune cells that the body can’t fight off infection, AIDS will develop. 775 more words


Interferon-γ Inhibits Ebola Virus Infection

For years I’ve been telling students to forget about type II (gamma) interferon in terms of protecting against viruses – antiviral therapy is mostly down to type I (alpha/beta) interferon. 416 more words


Researchers Develop One–Step, Low Cost Method for Hepatitis C Virus Detection

A highly cost-effective, one-step detection of active infection caused by Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) has been developed by researchers at the University of California. This test seems to be far superior to the currently used blood test for HCV detection. 297 more words


AIDS Denialism… Yep That’s a Thing (Australian Skeptics...

AIDS Denialism… Yep That’s a Thing (Australian Skeptics National Convention 2015)

In the early days of the AIDS epidemic many bizarre and dangerous ideas were advanced regarding the origin of the disease and its cause.

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History and origin of the HIV-1 epidemic in South Africa

HIV has spread at an alarming rate in South Africa, making it the country with the highest number of HIV infections. Several studies have investigated the histories of HIV-1 subtype C epidemics but none have done so in the context of social and political transformation in southern Africa. 165 more words


Scientists Successfully Inhibit MERS Virus Replication

With Purdue University researchers discovering molecules that shut down the activity of an essential enzyme in the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) virus, … 790 more words