In a week when we finally got to see the Chilcot Report, the Conservative leadership contest continues to rumble on, and the NASA probe Juno enters orbit around Jupiter after a 540 million mile journey…
Researchers aim to create HIV ‘vaccine’ with a ‘therapeutic virus’ (Engadget)
Scientists at the University of Texas think that they may have found a way to disrupt the HIV virus using a “good virus”, that will reduce it’s virulence, and essentially immunise them. Whilst this is a long way from being put into practise it shows promise for future development.
Prince Harry calls for renewed focus and effort on HIV (Pink News)
Prince Harry, fifth in line to the throne, is following in his mother’s footsteps in continuing her work with HIV & AIDS charities. The Prince recently visited the Mildmay Hospital, a hospital his mother had close links to.
A spokesperson for Kensington Palace said he would continue to have a heavy focus on the issue in future. “Prince Harry will begin a new series of engagements and meetings designed to shine a spotlight on the ongoing need for action in the fight against HIV/AIDS.”
Patent deal in South Africa to lead to cheaper HIV drugs
The Geneva-based Medicines Patent Pool (MPP) announced on Thursday that new generic manufacturing licences for four HIV anti-retrovirals and a Hepatitis C drug had been granted. Greg Perry, Executive Director of MPP, said: “These new sub-licences will secure greater volumes of low-cost medicines for people living with HIV and hepatitis C in low- and middle-income countries‚”