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The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a virus that can lead to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), the last stage of HIV infection. HIV attacks and weakens the body’s immune system—specifically T cells—and reduces its ability to fight infection and disease.


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As an HIV patient in the 80s, I had lost all hope. Innovation gave it back.

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Advances in medicine have helped lower the mortality rate from infectious disease by nearly 19 percent since 1980.

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Researcher Profile: Brian Johns

Dr. Brian Johns is currently the vice president of HIV Research at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where he leads a team of 24 biopharmaceutical researchers to investigate new ways of treating and preventing HIV/AIDS.

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Today Is World AIDS Day, A Moment to Remember How Far We’ve Come

Today, a 20-year-old with HIV can expect to live to the age of 70. Few diseases have seen similar progress, and it's somewhat astounding to see that in just over 30 years, HIV has gone from a death sentence to a chronic medical condition.

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Advancing Patient Care: How Genomics is Transforming Modern Medicine

At a recent event held by The Atlantic, scientists and researchers joined others in the biopharmaceutical industry to discuss genomics' ever-evolving and critically important role in treating disease.

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The Next Generation of Research

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The introduction of HAART treatments caused a significant drop in the HIV/AIDS death rate.