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Hiv Infection

  • 'Shock and Kill' Strategy for Curing HIV May Endanger Patients' Brains
    Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients has so far been stymied by HIV's ability to hide out in cells and become dormant for long periods of time. Now a new ...More
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  • Use of Syringe Services Programs Increases, but Access Must Improve for Greater HIV Prevention
    Use of syringe services programs (SSPs) has increased substantially during the past decade, but most people who inject drugs still don’t always use sterile needles, according to a new CDC Vital Signs report published today. Sharing needles and syringes is a direct ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • First New HIV Vaccine Efficacy Study in Seven Years Has Begun
    The first HIV vaccine efficacy study to launch anywhere in seven years is now testing whether an experimental vaccine regimen safely prevents HIV infection among South African adults. The study, called HVTN 702, involves a new version of the only HIV vaccine candidate ever ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • WHO Issues New Guidance on HIV Self-Testing Ahead of World AIDS Day
    In advance of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis. According to a new WHO progress report, lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major obstacle to ...More
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  • 1 in 7 People Living With HIV in the EU are Not Aware of Their HIV Status
    With 29,747 newly reported HIV infections in 2015, the EU/EEA notification rate is similar to recent years with an overall insignificant change from 6.6 per 100,000 population in 2006 to 6.3 in 2015 (adjusted for reporting delay). ...More
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  • Researchers Develop New Technology to Detect Latent HIV
    A group of researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain, has developed a new technology that sheds light on the HIV infection and offers a first glance at the expression landscape of the HIV in the human ...More
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  • New Antiretroviral Drugs Decrease Chances of HIV Sexual Transmission
    More than 2 million people got infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2015, being sexual transmission the main channel of infection. Researchers from the Infections of the Respiratory Tract and in Immunocompromised Patients group of the Bellvitge Biomedical ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Frontline Attack Against HIV Infection is Closer to Reality
    Researchers have made significant progress in the development of a potential vaccine to protect against HIV infection. For the first time, researchers have shown that a combined approach - using a common cold virus to introduce a vaccine into the body, as well as an ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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