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Hiv Infection

  • NIH Issues Statement on HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
    Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the NIAID, and Carl W. Dieffenbach, PhD, director of the Division of AIDS at NIAID, have issued the following statement:    "Much progress has been made in HIV/AIDS research since the disease was first recognized in 1981. Today, ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Study Finds Charlie Sheen's HIV-Positive Disclosure Corresponded with Record Levels of HIV Testing
    On Nov. 17, 2015, actor Charlie Sheen publicly disclosed he was HIV-positive on NBC's Today Show. How might such celebrity announcements affect public health in the population at large? That's a question scientists and advocates grappled with in a study published last year ...More
    6 days ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Take an Important Step Toward an HIV Vaccine
    Vaccines are an essential tool for preventing and treating serious infectious diseases such as polio, chicken pox and measles. But so far it has not been possible to develop vaccines capable of contributing to the treatment and prevention of chronic infectious diseases such ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Cell Particles May Help Spread HIV Infection
    HIV appears to enlist the aid of nano-sized structures released by infected cells to infect new cells, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Known as extracellular vesicles (EVs), these bubble-like structures are made by many kinds of ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Gain Insights to Redirect Leading HIV Cure Strategy
    Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided the first evidence that viruses and hosts share highly similar regulatory sequences in their promoters--the initiation sequences of human genes that code for functional proteins. ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Gene Editing Strategy Eliminates HIV-1 Infection in Live Animals, Researchers Show
    A permanent cure for HIV infection remains elusive due to the virus's ability to hide away in latent reservoirs. But now, in new research published in print May 3 in the journal Molecular Therapy, scientists at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Defective HIV Proviruses Hinder Immune System Response and Cure
    Researchers at Johns Hopkins and George Washington universities report new evidence that proteins created by defective forms of HIV long previously believed to be harmless actually interact with our immune systems and are actively monitored by a specific type of immune ...More
    April 19, 2017 Posted in News
  • UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir
    HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system. Yet investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have found ...More
    April 17, 2017 Posted in News
  • New Approach Makes Cells Resistant to HIV
    Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus. Their experiments under lab conditions show that these resistant cells can quickly replace diseased ...More
    April 11, 2017 Posted in News
  • Financial Math May Help Build a Better HIV Vaccine
    What do particle diffusion in liquids and stock price prediction have to do with building a better HIV vaccine? According to University of Iowa microbiologist Hillel Haim, you can apply concepts from the first two to predict the evolution of HIV surface proteins, ...More
    April 7, 2017 Posted in News
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