What research progress has been made?
According to the WHO, 34 million people are currently infected by HIV. Only 1.3 million patients from poor countries have access to treatment and there are 6,800 new cases of HIV each day.
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) attacks the cells in the immune system, either destroying them or make them ineffectual. Acquired Immune Deficiency Disorder (AIDS) is the terminal stage of the HIV infection. It can develop 10 to 15 years after the initial infection.
Inserm can provide you with information packs about AIDS during the next World Aids Day on 1 December.