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The CDC estimates that approximately 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and around 50,000 new cases are still diagnosed each year, despite increased visibility and preventive education. Alarmingly, as many as 20% of those afflicted are unaware that they have contracted the disease due to limited access to HIV tests.
One of the biggest reasons explaining the stagnancy in the rate of new HIV cases diagnosed each years involves inadequate access to testing opportunities. Low-income and minority populations typically have the most restricted access to traditional healthcare, and yet these communities experience the highest incidences of HIV. Making HIV tests more available to these groups may be able to increase awareness and early treatment of the disease in affected individuals, while facilitating educational discussions within these demographics as a whole.
In a new study that was published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Thailand based international research team headed by the Duke Human Vaccine Institute showcased newly observed interactions between antibodies that often work to block HIV vaccines.
More great news in regards to the wining fight against HIV! Following the miraculous infant cured of HIV; recent reports demonstrate that a treatment not unlike the HIV-cure baby has the potential to cure adults as well. Like the previous case, early treatment is critical to a successful “cure.”
Continuing the trend of victories in the war on HIV, a radical new HIV killer comes in a very unexpected package.
While the number of children born with the HIV virus has taken a dive in fallen countries, recently the fight against HIV had another major victory.