HIV's reverse transcriptase mistakes AZT for thymidine. Once incorporated, AZT stops reverse transcription.
How HIV infects a cell and replicates itself using reverse transcriptase and the host's cellular machinery.
Zinhle Thabethe describes how antiretroviral therapy has changed her life.
Using tic tac mints as anti-HIV drug stand-ins, students experience the challenges of adhering to an antiretroviral regimen.
A live demonstration of how a rapid antibody-based HIV test works.
Dr. Michael Gottlieb was the first physician to notice the new disease of AIDS.
Dr. Beatrice Hahn's research has traced the origin of HIV to chimpanzees in Cameroon.
How a South African hospital is coping with the HIV/AIDS epidemic and its many related healthcare issues.
Using soccer to teach children how to make important life choices and how to avoid HIV infection.
Why has it been so hard to develop a vaccine against HIV? How are new medicines revolutionizing AIDS treatment? Can AIDS be cured?
The genesis of AIDS, identifying HIV as the virus that causes AIDS, and the modern global epidemic.
The HIV life cycle, and how the virus destroys the immune system's ability to respond to infection.
Treating HIV infection with antiretroviral therapy, and HIV's ability to develop drug resistance.
The search for an effective HIV vaccine, and advances in genomics that may lead to a breakthrough.
Three HIV-positive individuals share their personal experiences about living with HIV.
Problems associated with adherence to antiviral drugs, and a student activity that mimics adherence to a multi-drug regimen.