HIV’s Ability To Cause AIDS Is Weakening Over Time
By Kate Kelland, Health and Science Correspondent
LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) – Rapid evolution of HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is slowing its ability to cause AIDS, according to a study of more than 2,000 women in Africa.
Scientists said the research suggests a less virulent HIV could be one of several factors contributing to a turning of the deadly pandemic, eventually leading to the end of AIDS.
“Overall we are bringing down the ability of HIV to cause AIDS so quickly,” Philip Goulder, a professor at Oxford University who led the study, said in a telephone interview.
“But it would be overstating it to say HIV has lost its potency — it’s still a virus you wouldn’t want to have.” —> Read More Here