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How do you talk to people about your HIV diagnosis?

People with HIV often wonder when and how they should talk about their diagnosis, Swedish research shows. They fear that people will pull away if they are open about their disease.

Half of new Norwegian HIV-patients are heterosexual

Half of Norwegian heterosexual men who become infected have had casual sex in Thailand. Women are most likely to become infected by their regular partner.

Can HIV be eradicated?

Scientists set out to eliminate HIV entirely from the body.

HIV epidemic in Greenland mapped in great detail

HIV has been introduced in Greenland at least 25 times, according to new study, which reveals how an HIV epidemic breaks out and spreads in a society. The findings may help prevent future epidemics.

HIV-preventive drugs for breastfed infants

Drugs may reduce the risk of mother-to-child transmission of HIV during breastfeeding.

Gene defect that protects against HIV

Not everyone can be infected by HIV. If you have a gene defect, you may be protected.

Aggressive HIV subtype leads faster to AIDS

A newly discovered subtype of the HIV virus in West Africa causes a quicker progression into AIDS than other varieties of the virus known worldwide, according to Swedish research.

Researchers find body’s HIV alarm

For the first time, researchers describe how our immune system detects HIV. Boosting ‘alarm proteins’ could clear pathway for future treatments.

Why medicine can kill you

Allergic reactions to medicine are a serious side effect that can kill patients in rare cases. Researchers have now figured out why allergic reactions arise.

New vaccine could eradicate tuberculosis

Tuberculosis has hit one in three persons in the world. Researchers have now created an effective vaccine against this deadly and highly infectious disease.