TIL that the set of Sesame Street was intentionally made to look like a poor inner city block, complete with trash and decay, because the original target audience was inner city children and the producers wanted it to feel familiar
TIL that during World War I, French prostitutes with severe cases of syphilis charged higher rates than uninfected prostitutes, because soldiers infected with syphilis were removed from the front line
Chinese universities add HIV test kits to vending machines to tackle virus' rise in taboo sex culture: Along with chips, instant noodles and soft drinks, students in a growing number of Chinese universities now have the option of also grabbing an HIV test kit to go from their campus vending machine.
Universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy: Tandem bi-specific broadly neutralizing antibody is universally effective not only against all genetically divergent global HIV-1 strains tested but also promoted the elimination of latently infected cells in a humanized mouse model.
A new study suggests that owning a dog reduces the likelihood of depression by 3 times in patients with HIV, which can result in improved patient adherence to potentially lifesaving antiretroviral therapy (ART).
Bill Gates: “Consider a world where the age-old scourge of malaria is finally eradicated . . . where hundreds of millions of people no longer suffer from tuberculosis . . . and where we have a cure for HIV.”