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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • HIV Grows Despite Treatment, Study Finds
    HIV can continue to grow in patients who are thought to be responding well to treatment, according to research by the University of Liverpool. During treatment for HIV the virus hides in blood cells that are responsible for the patient's immune response. The virus does this ...More
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  • HVTN 505 Vaccine Induced Antibodies Nonspecific for HIV
    A study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Duke University helps explain why the candidate vaccine used in the HVTN 505 clinical trial was not protective against HIV infection despite robustly inducing anti-HIV antibodies: the ...More
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  • UTHealth Researcher to Study Genetic and Social Aspects of HIV Clusters
    Kayo Fujimoto, PhD, assistant professor in the Center for Health Promotion and Prevention Research at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, has been awarded a grant to study the genetic and social network aspects of ...More
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  • Researchers Link HIV Susceptibility to Little-Understood Immune Cell Class
    High diversity among certain cells that help fight viruses and tumors is strongly associated with the likelihood of subsequent infection by HIV, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers have found. Natural killer cells, or NK cells, are lymphocytes, a type of ...More
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  • WHO Issues Policy Brief on HIV Prevention Among Transgender Populations
    This new technical brief summarizes essential information and existing World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations for HIV prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care among transgender populations. The 2011 WHO guidance, Prevention and Treatment of HIV and Other ...More
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  • Self-Testing Helps Combat HIV in Adolescents
    Today only half of people living with HIV are aware of their status. This testing gap, coupled with the importance of early treatment for HIV, is driving interest in of the role of self-testing for HIV. ...More
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  • New Drug Combination Treats Hepatitis C Patients Also Infected With HIV
    Roughly 20 percent to 30 percent of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are also infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV). Both bloodborne viruses share the same modes of transmission, but many HCV medications currently have significant limitations due to ...More
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  • Screening in Pregnancy is Key to Eliminating Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission
    Canada has almost eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, known as vertical transmission, in recent years by ensuring that all women have the opportunity to be screened for HIV in pregnancy and that women with the disease receive treatment before giving birth. In 2014, ...More
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  • Expert Says Comprehensive Global Prevention Can End HIV/AIDS Pandemic
    Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be needed. Even with these tools, significant implementation gaps must be closed, ...More
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  • Study Finds PrEP Use Feasible Among High-Risk Groups in Community Settings
    A majority of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) at high risk for HIV infection took anti-HIV medication for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), most of the time, in a multi-site U.S. study examining use of this HIV prevention strategy outside of a ...More
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