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  • HIV Particles Do Not Cause AIDS, Our Own Immune Cells Do
    Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus's direct effect on the host's immune cells, but rather through the cells' lethal influence on one another. HIV can either be spread through free-floating virus that directly ...More
    8 hours ago Posted in News
  • Ryan White CARE Act Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    Aug. 18, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the legislation that created the most comprehensive federal program that provides services exclusively to people living with HIV. On Aug. 18, 1990, President Bush ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Target HIV in Semen to Shut Down AIDS
    There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule - to attack fibrils in semen associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during the initial phases of infection, according to new research from the Perelman School of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • TSRI Researcher Awarded $4.5 Million in Grants to Support Development of AIDS Vaccine
    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation totaling more than $4.5 million to fund efforts to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. “We are delighted by the Gates Foundation’s support of this ...More
    July 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • Expert Says Comprehensive Global Prevention Can End HIV/AIDS Pandemic
    Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be needed. Even with these tools, significant implementation gaps must be closed, ...More
    July 21, 2015 Posted in News
  • Thirty Years of AIDS Data Highlight Survival Gains, Room for Improvement
    Although treatment advances have dramatically reduced deaths from opportunistic infections related to AIDS, a new study drawing on 30 years of data from more than 20,000 patients in San Francisco suggests there is still ample room to improve. About a third--35 percent--of ...More
    June 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Persistence Yields Progress in AIDS Vaccine Research at UC Santa Cruz
    Phil Berman has been working to develop an AIDS vaccine for nearly 30 years, first at the pioneering biotech company Genentech, then as cofounder of VaxGen, and now at UC Santa Cruz, where he is the Baskin Professor of Biomolecular Engineering. Since his arrival at UC Santa ...More
    May 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients' Brains
    The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered. An analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), a window into brain chemical activity, ...More
    March 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    March 3, 2015 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
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