• 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
    3 weeks ago 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
    4 weeks ago 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
  • Reducing HIV Transmission Among Drug Injectors Lowers AIDS Mortality in Heterosexuals
    Although community network studies show that sexual relationships occur between members of risk groups -- men who have sex with other men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), non-injection drug users (NIDU) -- and heterosexuals, researchers at New York University's Center ...More
    February 21, 2014 Posted in News
  • Experts Say End to AIDS Will Require HIV Vaccine Development
    Broader global access to lifesaving antiretroviral therapies and wider implementation of proven HIV prevention strategies could potentially control and perhaps end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. However, a safe and at least moderately effective HIV vaccine is needed to reach this ...More
    February 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • New Aggressive HIV Strain Leads to Faster AIDS Development
    A recently discovered HIV strain leads to significantly faster development of AIDS than currently prevalent forms, according to new research from Lund University in Sweden. The period from infection to development of AIDS was the shortest reported among HIV-1 types, at ...More
    November 27, 2013 Posted in News
  • Researchers and Clinicians Unite to Explore What It Will Take to Achieve an AIDS-Free World
    Since the onset of the AIDS pandemic more than three decades ago, researchers from the lab and physicians in the clinic have been working toward one shared goal: an AIDS-free world. This week, a conference hosted by the journals Cell and The Lancet brought leading ...More
    November 7, 2013 Posted in News
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