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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Early-Capture HIV Study Allows for Characterization of Acute Infection Period
    Acute HIV infection (AHI) contributes significantly to HIV transmission and may be important for intervention strategies seeking to reduce incidence and achieve a functional cure. In a study by the U.S. Military HIV Research Program (MHRP), Walter Reed Army Institute of ...More
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  • Large-Scale HIV Vaccine Trial to Launch in South Africa
    An early-stage HIV vaccine clinical trial in South Africa has determined that an investigational vaccine regimen is safe and generates comparable immune responses to those reported in a landmark 2009 study showing that a vaccine can protect people from HIV infection. ...More
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  • Pursuing the Destruction of HIV-Infected Cells
    An oral drug used to treat an illness unrelated to HIV eradicated infectious HIV-producing cells in lab cultures while sparing uninfected cells -- and suppressed the virus in patients during treatment and for at least eight weeks after the drug was stopped, according to ...More
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  • Identification of Receptors in Patients That Spontaneously Control HIV Infection
    A small number of patients infected by HIV spontaneously control viral replication without antiretroviral therapy, and do not develop the disease. The ability of these rare patients, known as "HIV controllers," to suppress HIV replication appears to be down to a highly ...More
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  • NIH-Led Team Discovers New HIV Vaccine Target
    A team led by scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reported a research trifecta. They discovered a new vulnerable site on HIV for a vaccine to target, a broadly neutralizing antibody that binds to that target site, and how the antibody stops the virus ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HIV Testing During Early Infection May Reduce New Cases in High-Risk Communities
    Detecting HIV earlier, through screening programs that can identify the virus shortly after infection, may lead to lower rates of HIV transmission in local epidemics, suggest findings from a new study published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and available online. After an ...More
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  • Same-Day HIV Treatment Improves Health Outcomes, Study Finds
    A clinical trial of same-day initiation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV patients in South Africa led to a higher proportion of people starting treatment and to better health outcomes, according to a new study led by a Boston University School of Public Health ...More
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  • UCLA, Danish Researchers Explain How Eliminating HIV is Possible
    Worldwide, about 35 million people are living with HIV. The World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Program on HIV/AIDS plan to use an approach called "treatment as prevention" to eliminate the global pandemic, which the World Health Organization (WHO) says ...More
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  • Antibody Therapy Opens Door to Potential New Treatment for HIV
    The development of antiretroviral therapy, a combination of drugs that slows the replication of HIV in the body, has transformed the treatment of this infection. What was once a certain death sentence is now a chronic condition that people can live with for decades. But ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Number of HIV Infections Falling in U.S., but Fails to Meet Reduction Goals
    The number of new HIV infections occurring annually in the United States decreased by an estimated 11 percent from 2010 to 2015, while the HIV transmission rate decreased by an estimated 17 percent during the same time period, according to new research from the Johns ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
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