Governments have not responded effectively to the "huge pandemic" of HIV/Aids, according to pop star Annie Lennox. The former Eurythmics singer was one of the leading attractions at this year's Festival of Politics at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.
The first inhalable vaccine for measles is moving toward clinical trials next year in India, where the disease still sickens millions of infants and children and kills almost 200,000 annually, according to researchers.
Infectious disease experts designed a machine called the hemopurifier. It works much like a dialysis machine, using thin fibers to capture and remove viruses from the blood it filters. Article with a video.
Une nouvelle souche du VIH de type 1 a été trouvée chez une femme d’origine camerounaise par une équipe de chercheurs français. La découverte de cette nouvelle lignée confirme, la nécessité "de surveiller de près l’émergence de nouveaux variants du VIH, plus particulièrement en Afrique centrale".
A woman has been found infected with a new strain of HIV virus! The virus probably originates from chimpanzees and has only recently been discovered in western gorillas in the wild. It is suggested that the virus was transmitted independantly to gorillas and humans.