Child’s mother was only diagnosed as HIV positive after going into labour
Baby was given extra-strong programme of medication to ‘blast’ the virus
This prevented the virus from taking hold in the baby’s cells
Two years after beginning treatment, tests show no virus in the child’s blood
Breakthrough hailed as ’major landmark’ in the battle to find cure
Doctors have made a landmark breakthrough in the treatment of HIV after they ‘cured’ a baby with the virus.
Is breast best for inhibiting HIV? An unknown component of breast milk kills HIV particles and virus-infected cells, as well as blocking HIV-transmission in mice with a human immune system.
Even if babies born to HIV-positive mothers avoid infection during birth, around 15 per cent contract HIV during early childhood. Since the virus can get into milk, breastfeeding was one possible suspect.
To investigate further, Angela Wahl at the University of North Carolina at [...]
June 4, 2012
In the rainforest of south-east Cameroon 80% of the meat eaten is “bushmeat”. The indigenous people consume a diet of gorilla, chimpanzee or monkey.
It is estimated that an excess of 30,000 gorillas are killed in Cameroon each year for their meat.
The habits of tribes like those in Cameroon are now being blamed for the transmission of viruses like the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) which is purported by mainstream scientists [...]
May 30, 2012
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is predicting an epidemic of hepatitis C (Hep-C) among baby boomers. So in order to preempt this epidemic, they have drafted a proposition to have everyone born between 1945 and 1965 tested for Hep-C in order to receive treatments and vaccinations (after diagnosis) with Hep-A and B vaccines.
That seems like a nasty proposition: two vaccinations that pretend to be designed for Hep-C. [...]
Wikipedia is always a great place to start! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HIV. Alsohttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Simian_immunodeficiency_virus
Date: Tue. Dec. 20 2011 7:54 PM ET
Many have tried and failed to create a vaccine that could prevent infection with HIV. Now, Canadian researchers say they’re working on one that takes a different approach.
Researchers from the University of Western Ontario in London, Ont. say they have developed an HIV vaccine that uses the whole HIV virus, unlike other attempts that have used [...]
SAN FRANCISCO (CBS 5) — A 45-year-old man now living in the Bay Area may be the first person ever cured of the deadly disease AIDS, the result of the discovery of an apparent HIV immunity gene.
Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely [...]