It was reported that a cancer drug called romidepsin can expose HIV hidden deep within cellular reservoirs in a curative strategy called "kick-kill."
In most types of viral infection, "memory" CD8 T-cells can mount an faster, even stronger immune defense. This generally does not happen with HIV.
Joep Lange, renowned HIV researcher, was among the passengers killed on Malaysian Airways Flight 17 when the aircraft was shot down on July 17, 2014.
On July 10, 2014, the child known as the "Mississippi baby," proclaimed "cured" of HIV in 2013, was reported to have a return of detectable virus.
The use of image and performance-enhancing drugs like anabolic steroids carries a one-in-ten risk of HIV, hepatitis B or hepatitis C infection.
Women who have sex with women (WSW) are often considered the group with the lowest risk of HIV infection, although some rare cases do exist.
The Millennium Development Goals, established by the United Nations in 2000, include a call to "halt and reverse" the global spread of HIV/AIDS.
On June 27, 2014, the CDC recommended the use of 4th generation combination tests able to detect HIV up to four weeks earlier than antibody tests.
Nearly 50% of the 1,351 Americans surveyed suspect that HIV was an intentional act of conspiracy linked to the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Over a 10-year period, mixed-status, heterosexual couples on HIV therapy have an estimated 2% risk of contracting HIV versus 25% among gay couples.