Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • HIV Lessons From the 'Mississippi Baby'
    The news in July that HIV had returned in a Mississippi toddler after a two-year treatment-free remission dashed the hopes of clinicians, HIV researchers and the public at large tantalized by the possibility of a cure. But a new commentary by two leading HIV experts at ...More
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  • New Analysis of Old HIV Vaccines Finds Potentially Protective Immune Response
    Applying the benefit of hindsight, researchers at Duke Medicine have reanalyzed the findings of two historic pediatric HIV vaccine trials with encouraging results. The vaccines had in fact triggered an antibody response -- now known to be associated with protection in ...More
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  • Sensory-Tested Drug-Delivery Vehicle Could Limit Spread of HIV, AIDS
    A unique method for delivering compounds that could positively impact the global battle against HIV and AIDS may be possible, thanks to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. A semi-soft vaginal suppository made from the seaweed-derived food ...More
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  • Dosage of HIV Drug May Be Ineffective for Half of African-Americans
    Many African-Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug maraviroc, a new study from Johns Hopkins suggests. The initial dosing studies, completed before the drug was licensed in 2007, included mostly European-Americans, who generally lack a protein that is ...More
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  • HIV Antibodies Block Infection by Reservoir-Derived Virus in Laboratory Study
    A laboratory study led by scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), lends further weight to the potential effectiveness of passive immunotherapy to suppress HIV in the absence of drug ...More
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  • Researchers Discover Protein's Ability to Inhibit HIV Release
    A family of proteins that promotes virus entry into cells also has the ability to block the release of HIV and other viruses, University of Missouri researchers have found. “This is a surprising finding that provides new insights into our understanding of not only HIV ...More
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  • Intimacy a Strong Motivator for PrEP HIV Prevention
    Men in steady same-sex relationships where both partners are HIV negative will often forgo condoms out of a desire to preserve intimacy, even if they also have sex outside the relationship. But the risk of HIV still lurks. In a new study of gay and bisexual men who reported ...More
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  • Antibodies, Together with Viral 'Inducers,' Found to Control HIV in Mouse Model
    Although HIV can now be effectively suppressed using anti-retroviral drugs, it still comes surging back the moment the flow of drugs is stopped. Latent reservoirs of HIV-infected cells, invisible to the body’s immune system and unreachable by pharmaceuticals, ensure ...More
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  • With Advances in HIV Care, Survivors Face Other Disease Risks
    As effective treatments for HIV become more widely available in low- and middle-income countries, there's an urgent need to assess and manage health risks in the growing number of people living with HIV. An update on non-communicable diseases (NCDs) among HIV-positive ...More
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  • Gut Flora Influences HIV Immune Response
    Normal microorganisms in the intestines appear to play a pivotal role in how the HIV virus foils a successful attack from the body’s immune system, according to new research from Duke Medicine. The study, published Aug. 13, 2014, in the journal Cell Host & ...More
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