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Hiv Infection

  • Maternal HIV Status May Disrupt Normal Microbiome Development in Uninfected Infants
    A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants. Their findings, reported online in the journal Science Translational Medicine ...More
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  • Study Confirms Forms of HIV Can Cross From Chimps to Humans
    No one knows exactly how it happened. It may have entered through a cut or bite wound, the blood of a chimpanzee seeping into an exposed fingertip or forearm or foot. But in the early 1900s, probably near a West African rainforest, it's thought that a hunter or vendor of ...More
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  • Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in Science
    A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science. Worldwide, 37 million people are living with HIV. A cure has proved elusive due ...More
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  • Penn Study Models How the Immune System Might Evolve to Conquer HIV
    It has remained frustratingly difficult to develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, in part because the virus, once in our bodies, rapidly reproduces and evolves to escape being killed by the immune system. "The viruses are constantly producing mutants that evade detection," said ...More
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  • Comprehensive HIV Vaccine Project Funded at $23 Million by NIH
    To support a coordinated, innovative approach to the development of an AIDS vaccine, Texas Biomedical Research Institute scientists, together with a multi-institutional coalition of experts from the United States and Europe, have received a grant for $23 million from the ...More
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  • Immune-Enhancing Treatment May Destabilize HIV Reservoirs
    Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to an undetectable level in most chronically infected people, it cannot eliminate reservoirs of HIV that persist in latently infected immune cells. Findings presented at the 21st International ...More
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  • Rate of New HIV Infections Increased in 74 Countries Over Last Decade
    AIDS deaths are falling in most countries worldwide, but the rate of new infections increased in several countries over the past decade, threatening to undermine efforts to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030, a new scientific paper shows. The study from the Global Burden of ...More
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  • HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner From Contracting the Virus
    Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission a study led by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV transmission when ...More
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  • Vaginal Ring May Cut HIV Infection Risk If Used Consistently
    The dapivirine vaginal ring. Courtesy of NIAID   A new exploratory analysis of data from the ASPIRE study has found that using a drug-infused vaginal ring most or all of the time reduced the risk of HIV infection in women by at least 56 percent. This finding is being ...More
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  • Prisoners Worldwide Bear Higher Burdens of HIV and Other Infections
    Prisoners and detainees worldwide have higher burdens of HIV, viral hepatitis and tuberculosis than the communities from which they come, and the regular cycling of infected people in and out of incarceration is worsening the epidemics both inside and outside of prison, new ...More
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