Immune Cells We Thought Were ‘Useless’ Are Actually a Weapon Against Infections Like HIV

A class of self-reactive immune cells long considered useless or even dangerous to our health, could actually be a kind of secret weapon – lying in wait inside our bodies to fight off dangerous infections. Using mice, researchers in Australia have discovered that so-called ‘silenced’ B cells – lymphocytes that are seemingly dormant, but which when activated […]

New evidence supports HIV screening in young adulthood

Study indicates that age 25 would be better than younger ages for a single HIV screening test among those without symptoms Summary: A new study suggests that the most beneficial age for a one-time screening HIV test of the general population would be age 25. A new study suggests that the most beneficial age for […]