After the doctor told her she had HIV, she was sent to another room to receive her medication, a place that she recalls as “the most scary thing in my life”. And after the initial revelation, she didn’t absorb anything that followed.
As excitement mounts among physicians and investors over a new crop of drugs for treating hepatitis C, there is also concern that patients in developing countries may not have sufficient access due to high prices.
KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda's president tested for HIV in public on Friday to encourage millions of untested people to check their status, a critical step to stemming the spread of the virus in the East African country.
Scientists have discovered a molecular invisibility cloak that enables HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to hide inside cells of the body without triggering the body's natural defence systems. Their study shows how 'uncloaking' the virus using an experimental drug triggers an immune response that stops the virus from replicating in cells grown in the laboratory.