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What if That Baby Who Was "Cured" of HIV Never Had It?

The first in a series examining the reports of a pediatric "functional cure" and its implications across Black America.

In early March, the news that a newborn baby in Mississippi had been treated with a potent cocktail of anti-HIV drugs was present...

Anniversaries and a Cure: A Blog Entry by Devarah "Dee" Borrego Img

Anniversaries and a Cure: A Blog Entry by Devarah "Dee" Borrego

"I find myself on the cusp of 30, and nearing a whole decade of living with this virus, and I'm feeling remarkably OK with it. I'm still nowhere near where I want to be in my life -- every day is still a struggle to deal with the overwhelming magnitu...

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Is He or Isn't He Cured? Real Answers to the Case of the Berlin Patient

You probably remember the story. Brown, who was living with HIV, needed risky, costly stem cell transplants for leukemia. He got the transplants in 2007 and 2008 from a donor who had a genetic mutation that made his cells virtually resistant to HIV. ...

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Where's the Cure? A Look at Research Across the U.S.

In 2009, Martin Delaney, a leading AIDS activist and the founder of Project Inform, co-authored an article in Science calling for a new "HIV Collaboratory" to focus on cure research. The Collaboratory would be designed "to accelerate basic discovery ...

Timothy Ray Brown Returns -- Timothy Ray Brown Foundation: A Blog Entry by Robert Breining Img

Timothy Ray Brown Returns -- Timothy Ray Brown Foundation: A Blog Entry by Robert Breining

On Sunday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. EST, Timothy Ray Brown returned to POZ I AM Radio to talk about the Timothy Ray Brown Foundation, the world's first AIDS foundation devoted exclusively to finding a cure for the disease.

Timothy Ray Brown is "The Berlin...

_This Positive Life:_ Life After Being Cured of HIV Img

This Positive Life: Life After Being Cured of HIV

Timothy Brown, the first person in the world to be cured of HIV, is soft-spoken and kind -- but unswerving in his dedication to finding a way to cure everyone. Watch Timothy open up about the joys and frustrations of being the famed "Berlin Patient...

Hope Is Cure for HIV: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith Img

Hope Is Cure for HIV: A Blog Entry by Reggie Smith

"The way to raise our collective human consciousness to the level needed to cure HIV, we will have to raise the energy around the belief that it is not only possible, but it is inevitable."

What You Need to Know About HIV Cure Activism: A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel Img

What You Need to Know About HIV Cure Activism: A Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel

The reinvigorated hunt for an HIV cure has also re-energized HIV activism. "One of the activists who has been advocating for a cure for HIV even before it became an 'accepted' word in the research world is Stephen LeBlanc," a patent attorney and HIV ...

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A Primer on What's Up With Cure Research

Research aimed toward curing HIV infection by ridding the body of the virus or teaching the immune system to keep the virus under control without the need for antiretroviral (ARV) drugs -- what some refer to as a "functional cure" -- is beginning to ...

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Eliminating HIV/AIDS: How We'll Get to Zero

So far, HIV has eluded every one of our efforts to wipe it off the face of the earth. But we do have a growing number of ideas and methods that can each do their part to control HIV. Here we introduce seven pieces of the puzzle: None of them can stop H…