Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)


  • HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients' Brains
    The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered. An analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), a window into brain chemical activity, ...More
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  • HHS Launches Digital Storytelling Project to Support Federal HIV Response
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) today released Positive Spin, a comprehensive digital educational tool that uses personal storytelling to promote the importance of getting people with HIV into treatment. The project, which was developed by AIDS.gov ...More
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  • Heparin Helps in Understanding a Natural HIV Barrier
    A blood thinning agent is helping researchers at the University of East Anglia understand more about the body's natural barriers to HIV. New research published today reveals how the protein langerin, which is present in genital mucous and acts as a natural HIV barrier ...More
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  • For Most Children with HIV and Low Immune Cell Count, Cells Rebound After Treatment
    Most children with HIV who have low levels of a key immune cell eventually recover levels of this cell after beginning treatment, according to a study by researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health. Failure of CD4+ T cells, a major target of HIV, to rebound ...More
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  • New Lead Against HIV Could Finally Hobble Its Edge
    Since HIV emerged in the 1980s, drug “cocktails” transformed the deadly disease into a manageable one. But the virus is adept at developing resistance to drugs, and treatment regimens require tweaking that can be costly. Now scientists at the 249th National ...More
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  • New Model Finds HIV Acute-Phase Infectivity May be Lower Than Previously Estimated
    Previous calculations may have overestimated the importance of HIV transmission from recently infected individuals ("acute-phase infectivity") in driving HIV epidemics, according to an article published by Steve Bellan of the University of Texas at Austin, and colleagues in ...More
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  • NIH Study Finds That Anti-Herpes Drug May Help Control HIV
    Valacyclovir, a drug commonly used to control the virus that causes genital herpes, appears to reduce the levels of HIV in patients who do not have genital herpes, according to a study by researchers from the National Institutes of Health, Case Western Reserve University ...More
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  • NIH Awards $16 Million to Penn-led Group to Develop Synthetic DNA Vaccines to Fight HIV
    The National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases has awarded $16 million over the next five years for a collaborative study led by scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of this award is to broaden advances with ...More
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  • Cellular 'Scissors' Chop Up HIV Virus
    Imagine a single drug that could prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection, treat patients who have already contracted HIV, and even remove all the dormant copies of the virus from those with the more advanced disease. It sounds like science fiction, but Salk ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Gorilla Origins of the Last Two AIDS Virus Lineages Confirmed
    Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Montpellier, the ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
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