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What's Next for AIDS: New Approaches for Tackling HIV in the Developing World

The surprise success this summer of a clinical trial on an antiretroviral-based vaginal microbicide provides new traction for efforts to combat AIDS in the developing world. Here are some new directions to expect for treatment and prevention of this widespread killer

  • August 25, 2010

DNA Drugs Come of Age

After years of false starts, a new generation of DNA vaccines and medicines for HIV, influenza and other stubborn illnesses is now in clinical trials

July 1, 2010 — Matthew P. Morrow and David B. Weiner

HIV genome structure decoded

It might not be super high-res, but researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have described the first full structure of the HIV-1 genome.

August 5, 2009 — Katherine Harmon

Did Smallpox Vaccine Limit HIV?

The rise of HIV followed the cessation of widespread smallpox vaccination. A small study hints at a possible connection. Steve Mirsky reports

May 18, 2010