Hopes rise for disease-free world by 2100
A British man has become the second person in the world to be cleared of HIV. Not long ago this killer virus was incurable. How long before disease itself becomes a thing of the past?
Public split over actor’s HIV admission
Charlie Sheen is no stranger to controversy and this week he opened up about the ‘karmic confusion’ of his HIV diagnosis. An admirable display of bravery? Or will he do more harm than good?
Mankind, science and disease in deadly fight
As Britain announces a huge push to tackle the three most deadly developing-world diseases, a top scientist has warned about drug resistance. Can humans and science beat disease?
Q&A: Newborn baby was ‘cured’ of HIV
Every year over 300,000 children are born with potentially fatal HIV. Now they have new hope: a baby given ground-breaking early drug treatment is growing up healthy. What could this mean?
Vaccine could spell the end for malaria
After decades of research, scientists have made a breakthrough in the fight against malaria. A new vaccine halves the risk of catching the devastating disease.