Breakthroughs Blog

City of Hope has so many breakthroughs in cancer, diabetes and HIV/AIDS - and so many stories - that we've tailored our blog, Breakthroughs, to provide something for every reader. Whether the breakthroughs are about medical research, treatment advances or personal triumphs, they're all connected.

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World AIDS Day: A Functional Cure Is in Sight

December 1, 2017 | Samantha Bonar

There has been great progress made in the fight against HIV/AIDS, and continued efforts to end this global epidemic. Advances, such as anti-retroviral therapy, have revolutionized HIV treatment. Now, researchers are edging closer to the ultimate goal: a cure.

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On World AIDS Day, celebrating progress and pledging more action

November 30, 2015 | Denise Heady

On Dec. 1, which marks World AIDS Day, communities across the globe will reflect on the tremendous progress made in the fight against HIV and AIDS. They will also focus on how to end AIDS as a global public health threat.

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On World AIDS Day, scientific advances elicit optimism

December 1, 2012 | Shawn Le

World AIDS Day is marked this year with a renewed optimism that science and medicine could soon change the course of the disease -- again. First came the AIDS drug AZT , then the combinations of antiretroviral drugs known as AIDS cocktails .

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How Close to a Cure for AIDS?

December 1, 2011 | City of Hope Staff

John Rossi (Photo by Paula Myers) December 1 is World AIDS Day, and 2011 marks 30 years since doctors diagnosed the first cases of AIDS. HIV/AIDS expert John J. Rossi , Ph.D., Lidow Family Research Chair in City of Hope’s Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology , spoke with Breakthroughs about advancements made in the last three decades — and prospects for a cure.

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