If you grew up in the 1990s, you practically absorbed a degree in AIDS studies just by existing—or at least that’s what it felt like. The years since then have brought better tests and treatments, and we now know more about the virus, but that information isn’t common knowledge. HIV and AIDS have fallen off our radar.
October and the pink deluge that is Breast Cancer Awareness Month fast approaches, and with that will come constant reminders that women should get regular mammograms. Early detection is key! Prevention, prevention, prevention!
Dr. Maria Wawer of Johns Hopkins and her Uganda colleagues stopped their most recent male circumcision trial because it proved ineffective at preventing the spread of HIV from men to their female partners.
Scientists researching the origins of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus now estimate that it made the jump from chimps to humans in Cameroon decades earlier that initially thought — sometime between 1884 and 1924. They date the virus to that time period based on viral samples discovered from two different people in…