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Special Report

Advances against AIDS

The International AIDS Conference is being held in the U.S. for the first time since 1990. What progress have we made in battling this global disease since then?

  • July 20, 2012

How Computers Could Reduce the Spread of HIV

Visualization of computer model showing HIV risk behaviors; red dots are injection drug users that engage in needle sharing or unprotected sex; courtesy of Brandon Marshall/Brown University Condom use, earlier treatment and increased education have gone a long way to reducing HIV spread in the U.S.

July 27, 2012 — Katherine Harmon

Hope in a Vial

Will there be an AIDS vaccine anytime soon?

June 1, 2002 — Carol Ezzell

PREVENTED PREVENTION

Treating sexually transmitted diseases may not restrain the spread of HIV

May 1, 1999 — Roxanne Nelson

Treating HIV

At the 12th World AIDS Conference, scientists issue a warning about seemingly successful drugs

July 6, 1998 — Kristin Leutwyler
AIDS in 1988

AIDS in 1988

In their first collaborative article 20 years ago, 2008 Nobel Prize winner Luc Montagnier, along with Robert Gallo, co-investigators who discovered HIV, introduced a Scientific American single-topic issue on AIDS. They recounted the breakthrough and offered prospects for vaccine, for therapy and for the epidemic

October 6, 2008 — Robert C. Gallo ad Luc Montagnier

AIDS Moonshot?

Under President Clinton's command, researchers step up the search for an HIV vaccine

June 2, 1997 — Tim Beardsley

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