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  • Service Members Diagnosed With HIV-1 Infection in Recent Years Remain Longer in U.S. Armed Forces
    In a new analysis of military health surveillance data during 1990 through 2013, service members diagnosed with HIV-1 in more recent years have tended to remain on active duty longer than those who became infected in the earlier years of that time period. The analysis ...More
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  • Infection With Multiple HIV-1 Variants Leads to Poorer Clinical Outcomes
    HIV-1 infection with multiple founder variants points to poorer clinical outcomes than infection with a single variant, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Medicine. In the study researchers analyzed large sample sets from two important HIV vaccine ...More
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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
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  • HIV Testing Among Older Adults is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation
    Researchers led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health examined HIV testing trends among adults ages 50 through 64 both before and after 2006, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that most doctors automatically screen all patients for ...More
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  • Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition
    Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth--but most HIV-infected women aren't ...More
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  • 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
    2 weeks 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
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  • Large Percentage of Youth With HIV May Lack Immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella--even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HIV Grows Despite Treatment, Study Finds
    HIV can continue to grow in patients who are thought to be responding well to treatment, according to research by the University of Liverpool. During treatment for HIV the virus hides in blood cells that are responsible for the patient's immune response. The virus does this ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HVTN 505 Vaccine Induced Antibodies Nonspecific for HIV
    A study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Duke University helps explain why the candidate vaccine used in the HVTN 505 clinical trial was not protective against HIV infection despite robustly inducing anti-HIV antibodies: the ...More
    July 31, 2015 Posted in News
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