Although it has been claimed that a nine-month-old baby in California was "cured" from HIV with the use of antiretrovirals, there is still no proof.
A single shot of antiretroviral drugs has protected lab monkeys from HIV for weeks, according to two US trials.
According to a study, the discovery of how a woman's body responded to her HIV infection by making antibodies may hold the clue to a cure for Aids.
We feature four HIV positive women in their 40s who fit the profile of a typical M&G reader.
A study has explained that a treatment, described as "radical" by researchers, has not helped cut down tuberculosis infections among SA gold miners.
The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has partnered with SA institutions to develop new medicines and vaccines for HIV, TB and malaria.
Between 2004 and 2012, the number of new HIV infections have decreased from an estimated 540 000 to 370 000, shows a UNAids report.
Two HIV positive patients, believed to have been cured, have tested positive again but scientists say they are inspired to continue research.
A recent Cape Town AIDS conference showed a shift in the global mood on HIV.
Researchers at a Spanish hospital say they will start trials next year of a therapeutic vaccine for patients who already have HIV.
Breast milk gives infants all the nutrients they need for strong development.
There is hope that the next generation of children in Malawi may be born HIV free.
Women living with HIV can transmit the virus to their babies during pregnancy, childbirth and breastfeeding.
A great challenge in finding ways to engage adolescents and young people on how to protect themselves from HIV and Aids.
Young people living with HIV have unique needs that paediatric and adult programmes are not designed to meet.
Jeffrey Moyo tells the story of a 17-year-old mother who has unprotected sex with two boyfriends.
Innovative responses to HIV and Aids allow countries to make rapid, cost-effective gains against the epidemic.
Donors pledge $12-billion to fight diseases.
Reports states that great progress has been made to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV.