Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 (in green) budding from cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. Photo Credit: C. Goldsmith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library, Wikipedia Commons.
Scanning electron micrograph of HIV-1 (in green) budding from cultured lymphocyte. Multiple round bumps on cell surface represent sites of assembly and budding of virions. Photo Credit: C. Goldsmith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health Image Library, Wikipedia Commons.


New Studies Show ‘Significant Breakthrough’ In HIV Prevention, Says UN Agency

The United Nations programme working to combat HIV/AIDS welcomed yesterday the results of a number of recent clinical studies of the effects of antiretroviral medicines on preventing new HIV infections, which were presented at a conference on viruses held in Seattle. At the 2015 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), the results of two […]

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Islamic State Unlawful ‘Shari’a Courts’ Meting Out ‘Monstrous’ Punishments

The United Nations human rights office confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has established unlawful, so-called ‘shari’a courts’ in the territory under its control that have been carrying out cruel and inhuman punishments against men, women and children. Those who are punished are accused of ‘violating the group’s extremist […]