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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • HIV Particles Do Not Cause AIDS, Our Own Immune Cells Do
    Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus's direct effect on the host's immune cells, but rather through the cells' lethal influence on one another. HIV can either be spread through free-floating virus that directly ...More
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  • HIV Testing Among Older Adults is Declining, Despite CDC Recommendation
    Researchers led by the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health examined HIV testing trends among adults ages 50 through 64 both before and after 2006, when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended that most doctors automatically screen all patients for ...More
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  • Pregnancy is a Missed Opportunity for HIV-Infected Women to Gain Control Over Condition
    Pregnancy could be a turning point for HIV-infected women, when they have the opportunity to manage their infection, prevent transmission to their new baby and enter a long-term pattern of maintenance of HIV care after giving birth--but most HIV-infected women aren't ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Ryan White CARE Act Celebrates 25th Anniversary
    Aug. 18, 2015 marked the 25th anniversary of the Ryan White Comprehensive AIDS Resources Emergency (CARE) Act, the legislation that created the most comprehensive federal program that provides services exclusively to people living with HIV. On Aug. 18, 1990, President Bush ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Scientists Target HIV in Semen to Shut Down AIDS
    There may be two new ways to fight AIDS -- using a heat shock protein or a small molecule - to attack fibrils in semen associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during the initial phases of infection, according to new research from the Perelman School of ...More
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  • Large Percentage of Youth With HIV May Lack Immunity to Measles, Mumps, Rubella
    Between one-third and one-half of individuals in the United States who were infected with HIV around the time of birth may not have sufficient immunity to ward off measles, mumps, and rubella--even though they may have been vaccinated against these diseases. This estimate, ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 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
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 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
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • 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
    July 24, 2015 Posted in News
  • 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
    July 23, 2015 Posted in News
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