Category: AIDS

  • New HIV variant highlights the importance of monitoring virus mutations

    Researchers discovered a highly virulent variant of HIV in the Netherlands that genetic sequence analysis suggests has been circulating since the 1990s.  Approximately 38 million people currently live with HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) worldwide, and, in 2020 alone, 680,000 people died of AIDS-related illnesses. Earlier this month, the ongoing BEEHIVE (Bridging the Epidemiology and Evolution […]

  • Addressing the HIV epidemic in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

    Working in partnership will be key, says Alex Kalomparis, vice president, public affairs, international at Gilead Sciences. 2021 marks 40 years since the first cases of HIV were reported. In that time, over 79 million people have been diagnosed with HIV, with more than 36 million dying from AIDS-related illnesses, more than any other infectious […]

  • HIV Vaccine Awareness Day

    The global focus on the development and distribution of COVID-19 vaccines over the past year has been a reminder that there are still many other diseases for which the world has long sought a vaccine. Since 1998, May 18 has been observed as HIV Vaccine Awareness Day (also known as World AIDS Vaccine Day) by […]

  • Does Nutritional Yeast Trigger Crohn’s Disease?

    Is the exaggerated reaction of many Crohn’s disease patients to baker’s, brewer’s, and nutritional yeast just a consequence of their inflamed leaky gut, or might the yeast be a contributing cause? “Baker’s Yeast in Crohn’s Disease—Can It Kill You?” is the inflammatory title (no pun intended) of a 1999 journal article. Crohn’s disease is an […]

  • Some good news

    As COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the US, there was some good news last week from this year’s AIDS conference. Due to COVID-19, the conference had to be held remotely. One policy goal is known as the 90:90:90, which means to identify 90% of HIV cases, treat 90% of those identified and supress viral […]