AIDS


  • 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
    3 weeks ago 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
  • Scripps Research Institute Scientists Win $13 Million Grant in AIDS Vaccine Effort
    A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has received a grant of more than $13 million from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease of the National Institutes of Health to study antibodies to the human immunodeficiency virus ...More
    June 3, 2014 Posted in News
  • AIDS Vaccine Could Work Against Changeable Site on HIV
    A vaccine or other therapy directed at a single site on a surface protein of HIV could in principle neutralize nearly all strains of the virus—thanks to the diversity of targets the site presents to the human immune system. The finding, from a study led by scientists ...More
    May 16, 2014 Posted in News
  • March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on March 10 to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV by getting tested, using condoms, and checking with their healthcare provider about medicines that prevent and treat ...More
    March 10, 2014 Posted in News
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