• Gorilla Origins of the Last Two AIDS Virus Lineages Confirmed
    Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Montpellier, the ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 'All In' Initiative Addresses AIDS Epidemic Among Adolescents
    While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, say leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second ...More
    February 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • HIV/AIDS Patients in the Deep South Have Lower Survival Rates
    The southern U.S. had the nation's lowest five-year survival rate among those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2003-2004, according to new research. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent of those diagnosed with AIDS in that year had died within five years ...More
    January 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Suggests Ability of HIV to Cause AIDS is Slowing
    The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study also indicates that people infected ...More
    December 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Turn Computers Into Powerful Allies in the Fight Against AIDS
    Effective treatment of HIV is a race against time; many of the drugs that have been potent killers of HIV have today lost their power because the virus has become resistant to them. As a result science must constantly develop new drugs that can attack the virus in new ways. ...More
    October 7, 2014 Posted in News
  • Stem Cell Transplant Does Not Cure HIV/AIDS After Irradiation of Infected Primates
    A study published on Sept. 25 in PLOS Pathogens reports a new primate model to test treatments that might cure HIV/AIDS and suggests answers to questions raised by the "Berlin patient," the only human thought to have been cured so far. Being HIV-positive and having ...More
    September 25, 2014 Posted in News
  • Loyola Offers Free HIV Testing on National HIV/AIDS Aging and Awareness Day
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), adults ages 55 and older accounted for 19 percent of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in the United States in 2010. Sept. 18, 2014 is National HIV/AIDS Aging and Awareness Day. ...More
    September 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • Sensory-Tested Drug-Delivery Vehicle Could Limit Spread of HIV, AIDS
    A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. A semi-soft vaginal suppository made from the seaweed-derived food ...More
    August 28, 2014 Posted in News
  • Fungus Deadly to AIDS Patients Found to Grow on Trees
    Researchers have pinpointed the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV/AIDS patients in Southern California for decades. It literally grows on trees. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer ...More
    August 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Monkey Model for AIDS Offers Promise for Medical Research
    HIV-1, the virus responsible for most cases of AIDS, is a very selective virus. It does not readily infect species other than its usual hosts — humans and chimpanzees. While this would qualify as good news for most mammals, for humans this fact has made the search for ...More
    June 19, 2014 Posted in News
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