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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...

The HIV Epidemic: What it is, Where it’s from, and Where it is Now

Cambodian women, who are HIV-positive, light candles during a vigil in the capital Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Thursday, May 25, 2006. About 500 people, including Buddhist monks and HIV-positive people, gathered in an event to commemorate the many Cambodians who have died from AIDS. Cambodia remains the country most affected by HIV/AIDS in Asia, with a national prevalence of approximately 1.9 percent Cambodians between the ages of 15 and 49 old are HIV positive. An estimated 123,100 people are living with HIV and AIDS in Cambodia, which has a population of 14 million. (AP Photo/Heng Sinithy)

Camille Heck, Reporter

April 20, 2017

Many people may have misconceptions regarding HIV, but the truth is complex and ever-changing. HIV is Human Immunodeficiency Virus, a virus that attacks the body’s immune system. More specifically, HIV targets white blood cells known as CD4 cells, which are the cells that alert your immune sy...

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