Worth a thousand words: the story behind this iconic AIDS photo

Photo by Therese Frare/LIFE For World AIDS Day, from LIFE magazine: In November 1990 LIFE magazine published a photograph of a young man named David Kirby — his body wasted by AIDS, his gaze locked on something beyond this world — surrounded by anguished family members as he took his last breaths. The haunting image [Read More...]

Ethiopians seek cure for AIDS in holy water and drugs

A poignant story of faith, hope and medicine from the Wall Street Journal: Cast out from her family, Tigist arrived at Ethiopia’s Entoto Mountain believing that a spring here welled with holy water that would rid her body of HIV. Joining 4,000 other squatters seeking the same cure, the young woman reluctantly also started taking [Read More...]

Breakthrough? Doctors claim HIV cured with adult stem cells

If the “magic bullet” has been found — a very big “if” — the impact could be enormous. Details: There’s an estimated 33 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS, and now doctors believe one of them may have been cured of the virus after receiving a stem cell transplant in 2007, the medical journal Blood [Read More...]


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