Authors: Martha Powell, Future Science Group
December 1st each year marks World AIDS Day – a day for individuals to come together in the fight against HIV.
Despite a wide range of research bringing improvements in the treatment and prevention of HIV – from trispecific antibodies, to the first two-drug regimen – the struggle against the HIV epidemic is far from over. Globally, it is estimated that 36.7 million people have the virus, in addition, since its identification in 1984 there have been over 35 million mortalities as a result of HIV.
Ongoing challenges in the field include the search for a vaccine, which has seen some controversial findings over the years, and also the fight against stigma and discrimination, which is the focus of this year’s World AIDS day.
To mark World AIDS Day on Infectious Diseases Hub we’ve compiled some of our top content from the year, in addition, we’ve got some exclusive pieces including pieces on the potential of self-testing and a trispecific antibody recently reported to target 99% of HIV strains.
Take a look at all this and more below,
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