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Some with HIV go years without symptoms; the question is why?

Some with HIV go years without symptoms, but why?

(By Steven Smith, Globe Staff)
Pamela Neely, like many people she knew, contracted HIV. However, unlike them, she has never exhibited a single symptom of the virus. Now a team of scientists wants to know why.
Audio slideshow with Larry Kessler
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Larry Kessler talks about founding the AIDS Action Committee.

'I'm an optimist,' says AIDS pioneer

(By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff)
From the day in 1981 when he first read about the burgeoning epidemic, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci has struggled to understand and combat AIDS, and maintained a positive outlook in the process.
(By Jehangir S. Pocha, Globe Correspondent)
The scenic capital of China's southern Yunnan Province has earned itself a more unsavory sobriquet -- the country's AIDS capital.
(By Stephen Smith, Globe Staff)
Stephen Kovacev's life is framed by two scores: One tells how much of the AIDS virus is circulating in his blood. The other records the strength of his immune system.
(By John Donnelly, Globe Staff)
AIDS experts say the most challenging problem in Africa isn't treating those infected with the disease, but rather preventing the its spread to the 700 million who aren't yet infected.
(By Seth Mydans, International Herald Tribune)
In Vietnam, a country where AIDS treatment is scarce and a positive diagnosis usually signals ostracism, support groups help assuage the daily pain of daily life.
After 25 years of AIDS, the news only gets worse
AFTER A QUARTER CENTURY, the devastating outbreak of the human immunodeficiency virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is still surging, a savage wonderment of microbiology. ()
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