In 2018, the number of bacterial sexually transmitted infections (STIs) reported in the United States reached an all-time high. This is worrisome for many reasons. Having an STI can raise risks for HIV, infertility, pregnancy complications, and infant death. Fortunately, all of these outcomes can be avoided if people receive […]

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FRIDAY, Sept. 13, 2019 — The first attempt to use the gene-editing tool CRISPR to cure HIV infection was unsuccessful but the approach does show promise. Chinese researchers used the tool to give a patient blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS-causing virus, the Associated Press reported. The […]

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