Hiv Infection

  • Community-Based HIV Prevention Can Boost Testing, Help Reduce New Infections
    Communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal the Lancet Global Health. The U.S. National Institute of Mental ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Transplant Drugs May Help Wipe Out Persistent HIV Infections
    New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HIV Treatment While Incarcerated Helped Prisoners Achieve Viral Suppression
    Treating inmates for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while they were incarcerated in Connecticut helped a majority of them achieve viral suppression by the time they were released.    The study was conducted by Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, of the Yale University ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Good Bacteria That Protects Against HIV
    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with "good and bad" bacteria, think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Drugs Fail to Reawaken Dormant HIV Infection
    Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that compounds they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells — a strategy designed to reverse latency and make the cells vulnerable to destruction — have failed to do so in laboratory tests ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Past HIV Vaccine Trials Reveal New Path to Success
    A multi-national research team led by Duke Medicine scientists has identified a subclass of antibodies associated with an effective immune response to an HIV vaccine. The finding, reported in the March 19, 2014, issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, helps ...More
    5 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Grantees Sharpen Understanding of Antibodies That May Cut Risk of HIV Infection
    What immune response should a vaccine elicit to prevent HIV infection? Two studies published online today bring scientists closer to answering this question by identifying previously unrecognized attributes of antibodies that appear to have reduced the risk of HIV infection ...More
    March 19, 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
  • Personalized Gene Therapy Locks Out HIV, Paving Way to Control Virus Without Antiretroviral Drugs
    University of Pennsylvania researchers have successfully genetically engineered the immune cells of 12 HIV positive patients to resist infection, and decreased the viral loads of some patients taken off antiretroviral drug therapy (ADT) entirely—including one patient ...More
    March 6, 2014 Posted in News
  • Two Studies Advance HIV Prevention Options for Women
    Two early clinical studies of novel HIV prevention products for women — the first combination antiretroviral (ARV) vaginal ring and a vaginal film — show the products to be safe and open the door to product improvements that could expand options for ...More
    March 4, 2014 Posted in News
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