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Second and Third Man Cured of HIV

Pictured is a human immune cell (blue) being attacked by the human immunodeficiency virus (yellow). The effects of the virus were previously thought to only be stopped through the continuous use of antiretroviral drugs, but now this fact is being disproved. 
(National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/AP)

Sophia DeDonatis, Reporter

April 2, 2019

Almost exactly twelve years after the first man was cured of, or in long-term remission from, the Human Immunodeficiency Virus(HIV), another man has been revealed to be likely cured of the disease. The first man to be “cured” of HIV was Timothy Ray Brown, otherwise identified as the “Berlin pa...

Zika fears threaten summer Olympics in Rio, Brazil

A health workers stands in the Sambadrome spraying insecticide to combat the Aedes aegypti mosquito that transmits the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on Jan. 26, 2016. The Sambadrome will be used for the Archery competition during the 2016 Olympic games. With the opening ceremony less than three months away, a Canadian professor has called for the Rio Olympics to be postponed or moved because of the Zika outbreak, warning the influx of visitors to Brazil will result in the avoidable birth of malformed babies. The IOC and World Health Organization disagree, saying Zika will not derail the games.   (AP Photo/Leo Correa, File)

May 26, 2016

By: Maddie O’Shea Outbreaks. Fear. Chaos. All these words define the threat that health officials to athletes feel about the upcoming Summer Olympics held in South America. Despite efforts of containment, the Zika virus continues to flourish throughout Brazil, and with Rio de Janeiro being...

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