Home HIV tests could be the key to reducing spread of AIDS

Home tests could be the key to reducing HIV spread, claim experts Home tests reduce the stigma associated with going for screening, meaning people are more likely to get testedSelf-tests can be carried out using saliva samples By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 2 April 2013 | UPDATED: 06:32 GMT, 3 April 2013 Experts believe self-testing might be the key to reducing the spread of HIV Making self-testing for HIV widely available could be the answer to reducing the spread of AIDS, claim experts.

HIV "cure" may be possible for some patients diagnosed within ten weeks of infection

HIV 'cure' may be possible for some patients diagnosed within ten weeks of infection 'Functional cure' can be achieved for some HIV/AIDS patients diagnosed within ten weeks of infectionOne in ten people who start treatment early don't experience a virus rebound when they stop treatmentThis means the virus is kept at bay and does not cause problems despite still being detectable in their body By Emma Innes PUBLISHED: 11:28 GMT, 15 March 2013 | UPDATED: 11:33 GMT, 15 March 2013 A ‘functional cure’ for HIV/AIDS can be achieved for some patients diagnosed early, according to new research.

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have "encouraged unsafe sex"

Number of gay men catching HIV has doubled in 20 years because new drugs have 'encouraged unsafe sex' Between 1990 and 2010 there was a 26 per cent increase in the number of men having unprotected sexCases of HIV rose by 76 per cent in this period Experts say introduction of effective drugs is to blame By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 23:01 GMT, 15 February 2013 | UPDATED: 01:31 GMT, 16 February 2013 The number of gay men catching HIV has almost doubled in 20 years because new drugs have encouraged unsafe sex, new research shows.

Record number of people in UK with the HIV virus, but a quarter "do not even know they are infected"

A record 100,000 people in UK with the HIV virus, but a quarter 'do not even know they are infected'One in 20 'men who have had sex with men' are believed to have the virusPeople of African descent are at higher risk, with 37 per 1,000 living with the infectionOverall HIV prevalence in the UK was 1.5 per 1,000 people | UPDATED: 09:57 GMT, 29 November 2012 The number of people living with HIV in the UK has reached a record high.

Cicely Bolden: Man stabs girlfriend to death for not telling him she had HIV before they had sex

Boyfriend stabs his lover to death after she didn”t tell him she had HIV before they had sex.. and leaves body for her two children to findHer children find body as they return home from schoolLarry Dunn was “upset” when his girlfriend told him about the disease

Two men are HIV-free years after bone marrow transplants

Two men remain HIV-free two years after bone marrow transplants One man has had no detectable HIV in his blood cells for two years while the other has been clear for fourStudy suggests stem cells from done bone marrow are protected from being re-infected by HIV | UPDATED: 12:07 GMT, 27 July 2012 Two men with longstanding HIV infections no longer have detectable HIV in their blood cells years after having bone marrow transplants.

Once-a-day HIV pill could help patients stick to their medication

Once-a-day HIV pill could help patients stick to their medication The Quad pill was found to be more effective than two widely-used drug regimensDoctors say patients would find it far easier to remember to take one daily pill By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 12:40 GMT, 29 June 2012 | UPDATED: 12:56 GMT, 29 June 2012 Scientists have created a 'safe and effective' once-a-day pill for patients who are HIV positive.

HIV: People with rare natural ability to fight AIDS virus have potent "killer" cells that recognise and destroy infection

People with rare natural ability to fight AIDS virus have potent 'killer' cells that recognise and destroy infection ‎ Study has shown scientists how to find and measure 'good cells' that can recognise and kill infected cells, but they still do not know how to generate them | UPDATED: 16:13 GMT, 11 June 2012 It has long been known that a tiny minority of people infected with HIV have a natural ability to fight off the deadly AIDS virus.

Truvada: First drug approved to prevent HIV a step closer

First drug to prevent as well as treat HIV a step closer to approval | UPDATED: 14:26 GMT, 9 May 2012 The daily pill, that could soon be approved by the FDA for preventing HIV in high-risk patients A pill used to treat HIV is a step closer to becoming the first drug approved as a preventative treatment.

Could a cure for AIDS be on the horizon? Genetically engineered human stem cells can hunt down and "kill" HIV inside the body

Could a cure for AIDS be on the horizon Genetically engineered human stem cells can hunt down and 'kill' HIV inside the body Genetically engineered cells 'hunt' HIV within living tissueTrials in mice grown to have human tissue in their bodiesOffers hope of 'eradicating virus from body', says researcher | UPDATED: 09:56 GMT, 13 April 2012 Human stem cells can be genetically engineered into 'warrior' cells that fight HIV – and the new cells can attack HIV-infected cells inside a living creature.