Scientists have discovered the origins for two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses. It turns out that their origins can be found in western lowland gorillas.
Researchers at Belgium's University of Leuvan have discovered an extremely lethal strain of HIV that holds the power to develop into AIDS within just three years of infection.
It turns out that the rapid evolution of HIV may actually be slowing its ability to cause AIDS. Scientists have discovered that the same ability that has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' natural immunity is also hindering its spread.
Scientists seeking a cure for AIDS say they have been inspired, not crushed, by a major setback in which two HIV positive patients believed to have been cured found the virus re-invading their bodies once more.
Scientists may have just identified a potential drug to block AIDS. They've found the precise chain of molecular events in the human body that drives the death of most of the immune system's CD4 T cells as an HIV infection leads to AIDS.
Scientists and clinicians from five leading UK universities will begin a groundbreaking clinical trial next year to test a possible cure for HIV infection.
Do our genes hold the key to future AIDS therapies? Using a supercomputer, scientists analyzed the genomes of thousands of strains of the HIV virus and have produced the first map of human AIDS resistance.
In a long-awaited finding, a team of Chinese and US scientists has determined the high-resolution atomic structure of a cell-surface receptor that most strains of HIV use to get into human immune cells. The researchers also showed where maraviroc, an HIV drug, attaches to cells and blocks HIV’s en...
Researchers report that they have determined the precise chemical structure of the HIV capsid, a protein shell that protects the virus's genetic material and is a key to its virulence. The capsid has become an attractive target for the development of new antiretroviral drugs.
Another possible cure for AIDS has been found, this time by turning HIV weapons against HIV itself. The Queensland Institute of Medical Research (QIMR) Associate Professor David Harrich has determined how to modify a key protein in the virus, creating the "Nullbasic" protein, which disabled the viru...