EastEnders SPOILER: Whitney’s baby will be diagnosed with Edwards Syndrome

EastEnders’ Whitney Dean and Zack Hudson will discover that their unborn baby has been diagnosed with Edwards Syndrome in a hard-hitting new storyline. The mother-to-be will learn of her child’s birth defect in an upcoming ultrasound, with bosses working closely with Antenatal Results and Choices and SOFT UK to accurately portray the impact of the … Read more

Understanding endemic and novel zoonotic spillovers from rodent trapping studies

The global impact of novel zoonotic pathogen spillovers has been highlighted through the ongoing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic caused by the rapid outbreak of the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus. In the past, similar effects were recorded during the HIV/AIDs and Spanish Influenza pandemics. Study: Rodent trapping studies as an overlooked information … Read more

Russia: HIV-positive teens refusing treatment | Health

“When the three of us were between 7 and 8 years old, our adoptive mother said she had to tell us two secrets,” 18-year-old Marina Nikitina recalls. “The first was that we had been adopted. The second, she said, would be revealed when we are grown-ups.” (Also read: World AIDS Day: Do you also believe … Read more

Experimental HIV vaccine being developed by Janssen is scrapped

An experimental HIV vaccine being developed by Johnson and Johnson has been scrapped after early data showed it didn’t work. It’s the latest blow in the search for a cure for the disease that still kills 2,000 people in the United States every year despite highly effective drugs being available that can allow people to … Read more

WorldPride Festival Sydney: Warning for gay men to stock up on anti-HIV pills: PrEP

Gay men warned stock up on HIV prevention medication as half a million LGBTQI partygoers prepare to descend on Sydney for WorldPride festival Gay and bisexual men warned to stock up on anti-HIV pills PrEP tablets taken daily reduce the chance of catching HIV Warning comes before February’s WorldPride Sydney festival By David Southwell For … Read more

HIV outbreak persists as officials push back against containment efforts

Brooke Parker has spent the past two years combing riverside homeless encampments, abandoned houses, and less traveled roads to help contain a lingering HIV outbreak that has disproportionately affected those who live on society’s margins. She shows up to build trust with those she encounters and offers water, condoms, referrals to services, and opportunities to … Read more

Enveloped viruses show greater cross-species transmission, according to new research

A study published in PNAS Microbiology found that enveloped viruses harbor greater cross-species transmissibility and are more likely to cause zoonotic infections than nonenveloped viruses. The research suggested that viral envelopes aid these pathogens in evading host immunity. Study: Enveloped viruses show increased propensity to cross-species transmission and zoonosis. Image Credit: Kateryna Kon/Shutterstock Background Zoonosis … Read more

Experimental HIV Vaccine Shows Promise in Early Human Trial

Above, a red AIDS awareness ribbon.Image: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) An experimental HIV vaccine appears to have passed its first test in humans. In a newly released study, the vaccine candidate produced the kind of immune response that scientists had been hoping for in 97% of recipients. Importantly, the vaccine also seemed to be safe and well-tolerated. … Read more

World AIDS Day: HIV activists hope for an end to backsliding on infections, stigma – National

HIV activists are marking World AIDS Day by urging Ottawa to help stop a global backslide in progress on stemming infections and stigma. “It’s clear to us that this government is seized of the issue, but the truth of the matter is, no movement is happening quickly enough for people with HIV living in Canada,” … Read more

the quest to find a vaccine to cure AIDS

To commemorate World AIDS Day, News Medical spoke to Dr. Larry Corey, an internationally renowned expert in virology, immunology, and vaccine development, and the former president and director of Fred Hutch, about his work within the field of HIV/AIDS research and vaccine development. Please can you introduce yourself and tell us about your background in … Read more