Hiv Infection

  • CDC Awards $216 Million to Organizations to Deliver the Most Effective HIV Prevention Strategies
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations (CBOs) nationwide to deliver effective HIV prevention strategies to those at greatest risk, including people of color, men who ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Unravel Elusive Structure of HIV Protein
    The HIV capsid protein plays a critical role in the virus' life cycle. Mizzou researchers recently developed the most complete model yet of this vital protein. Image courtesy of Karen Kirby and Anna Gres, Bond Life Sciences Center   Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) ...More
    5 days ago Posted in News
  • WHO Validates Elimination of Mother-to-Child Transmission of HIV and Syphilis in Cuba
    Cuba has become the first country in the world to receive validation from the World Health Organization (WHO) that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. “Eliminating transmission of a virus is one of the greatest public health ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Increasing Secondary Education Protects Against HIV Infection
    Longer secondary schooling substantially reduces the risk of contracting HIV, particularly for girls, according to new research from Botswana published in The Lancet Global Health journal. The researchers estimate that pupils who stayed in school for an extra year of ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Needle Exchanges Can Prevent More HIV Outbreaks
    Congress needs to immediately lift the ban on federal funding for needle exchange programs to counter the threat of HIV outbreaks among injection drug users like the one that has seen an alarming number of new cases erupt in a single rural Indiana county. So say Johns ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • June 27 is National HIV Testing Day
    National HIV Testing Day is a reminder to get the facts, get tested, and get involved to take care of yourself and your partners. An estimated 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and that number grows by almost 50,000 every year. One in seven people ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • PrEP Data Links Anti-HIV Immune Response to Reduce Chance of Infection
    Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that some individuals exposed to HIV-1, but who remain uninfected, have a certain pattern of virus-specific immune responses that differentiated them from individuals who became infected. The ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • UCLA Research Offers More Evidence for Possible Link Between Cocaine Use and HIV Infection
    New UCLA research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV. In research published online June 18 in the peer-reviewed journal Scientific Reports, researchers with the UCLA AIDS ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • New Model to Study HIV Latency in Brain Cells
    More than 35 million people worldwide are currently infected by HIV. Antiviral therapies can keep the virus from multiplying. However, no drug can cure infection so far, because various cell types continue to carry the virus in a latent state. Scientists of Helmholtz ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Changes in HIV Genetic Code Determine Severity of Disease
    HIV attachment to receptors on target T cell. In a finding that furthers the understanding of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), researchers from Children’s Hospital Los Angeles discovered two locations where a single difference in HIV’s genetic code altered ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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