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575882.  Sun Jun 28, 2009 3:50 pm Reply with quote

An extremely serious virus affecting 0.6 percent of the world's population, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa.

The inevitable wikipedia article

Perhaps a cure?

576003.  Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:11 am Reply with quote

Generally a precursor to AIDS - or GRID as it used to be known while we were ignorant.

Ian Dunn
576319.  Mon Jun 29, 2009 1:07 pm Reply with quote

My favourite comment on AIDS and HIV comes from Bill Hicks, who said that once it is cured, "they'll be f***ing on the streets."

594207.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:51 pm Reply with quote

Scientists find new strain of HIV linked to gorillas.

BBC wrote:
But researchers have now discovered an HIV infection in a Cameroonian woman which is clearly linked to a gorilla strain, Nature Medicine reports.

First Simian (SIV), now gorilla (GIV).

When will birds and swine get in on the act?

594208.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 5:58 pm Reply with quote

My bird had HIV - the swine.

594210.  Sun Aug 02, 2009 6:01 pm Reply with quote

Ian Dunn wrote:
My favourite comment on AIDS and HIV comes from Bill Hicks, who said that once it is cured, "they'll be f***ing on the streets."
Oh, back to how it was before this all started, then.
Happy days.

There's nothing like nostalgia. Nothing.

Sebastian flyte
616689.  Wed Sep 23, 2009 12:16 pm Reply with quote

Like some other things like the meaning of fanny, AIDS is different in the UK and USA. Some of the symptoms/acquired diseases fall into the HIV category and some into the AIDS category and these are different in the two countries so its possible to die of HIV related illness if you are from one of the two where you would die of AIDS if you lived in the other or even 'advanced HIV' if you have a funny doctor... I wish I could find my source for this as it was quite interesting but me trying to remember isn't I'm afraid!

616780.  Wed Sep 23, 2009 3:15 pm Reply with quote

There's nothing like nostalgia. Nothing.

It's not as good as it once was though.

617181.  Thu Sep 24, 2009 10:26 am Reply with quote

The results of a promising looking trial of a HIV vaccine have just been published. BBC news article.

It's a start, but it needs a bigger trial because you can't ethically give people HIV, you have to wait for them to catch it. So out of the 16,395 participants, only 125 actually got HIV, in a 51/74 split in the vaccine/control groups. So encouraging, but it still might have been a fluke.


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