TIL Human genome is 3.3Gb in size. HIV virus is only 9.7kb. Largest known virus genome is 2.47Mb (pandoravirus salinus). Largest known vertebrate genome is 130Gb (marbled lungfish). Largest known plant genome is 150Gb (paris japonica). Largest known genome is 670Gb (Amoeboid) but is disputed.
About 1% of people who are infected with HIV-1 produce very special antibodies that do not just fight one virus strain, but neutralize almost all known virus strains. Research into developing an HIV vaccine focused on factors responsible for the production of such antibodies is published in Nature.
TIL: Elton John was inspired by Ryan White to get sober and fight AIDS. White contracted HIV at 13 through a contaminated blood treatment. He was expelled from school and suffered discrimination. He educated the public and raised awareness for HIV/AIDS until his death, age 18, in 1990.