Hiv Infection

  • Starting Antiretroviral Treatment Early Improves Outcomes for HIV-Infected Individuals
    A major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count--a key measure of immune ...More
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  • 'Redesigned' Antibodies May Control HIV
    With the help of a computer program called “Rosetta,” researchers at Vanderbilt University have “redesigned” an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than can any ...More
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  • HIV Reservoirs Remain as Obstacles to a Cure
    Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical, economic and health-related challenges. A primary research goal is to find ...More
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  • Bi-national Police Program in Tijuana Targets HIV Reduction
    Research consistently shows that policing practices, such as confiscating or breaking needles, are key factors in the HIV epidemic among persons who inject drugs. Police officers themselves are also at risk of acquiring HIV or viral hepatitis if they experience needlestick ...More
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  • Study Investigates the Quality of Organs From Potential Donors With HIV
    In 2013, the U.S. government passed the HIV Organ Policy Equity (HOPE) Act, which allows research to be conducted on the safety of organ donation from deceased donors with HIV to recipients with HIV. A new study published in the American Journal of Transplantation explores ...More
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  • Gender Difference in Vital Cell Count of HIV Patients
    Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to similar levels in women, according to new research from the University of ...More
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  • UNC-Chapel Hill and GSK Announce Partnership to Accelerate Search for HIV Cure
    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and GSK announce the creation of the dedicated HIV Cure center and a jointly owned new company that will focus on discovering a cure for HIV/AIDS. This unique public-private partnership will redefine the traditional way of ...More
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  • WHO Recommends 10 Measurements for HIV Epidemic
    The World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines recommending simplified indicators to measure the reach of HIV services, and the impact achieved at both the national and global levels. The new consolidated strategic information guidelines for HIV in the ...More
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  • Are Scare Tactics Off the Table for Public Health Campaigns Targeting HIV?
    Over the last 10 years, public health campaigns in New York City around smoking, obesity, and HIV underwent a dramatic shift to use fear and disgust to spur behavior change, sometimes with the unintended consequence of stigmatizing affected populations. In a new ...More
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  • Researchers Force the HIV Virus to Open Up to Expose its Vulnerable Parts
    If the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a bit like a hermetically sealed tin can no one has yet been able to break open, the good news is that researchers at the CHUM Research Centre, affiliated with the University of Montreal, have identified a way to use a “can ...More
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