Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Community-Based HIV Prevention Can Boost Testing, Help Reduce New Infections
    Communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, according to a new study in the peer-reviewed journal the Lancet Global Health. The U.S. National Institute of Mental ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Transplant Drugs May Help Wipe Out Persistent HIV Infections
    New research suggests that drugs commonly used to prevent organ rejection after transplantation may also be helpful for combating HIV. The findings, which are published in the American Journal of Transplantation, suggest a new strategy in the fight against HIV and AIDS. ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HIV Vaccine Research Must Consider Various Immune Responses
    Last year, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, held a scientific meeting to examine why certain investigational HIV vaccines may have increased susceptibility to HIV infection. In a new perspectives ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • HIV Treatment While Incarcerated Helped Prisoners Achieve Viral Suppression
    Treating inmates for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) while they were incarcerated in Connecticut helped a majority of them achieve viral suppression by the time they were released.    The study was conducted by Jaimie P. Meyer, MD, of the Yale University ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Researchers Identify Good Bacteria That Protects Against HIV
    Researchers at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston by growing vaginal skin cells outside the body and studying the way they interact with "good and bad" bacteria, think they may be able to better identify the good bacteria that protect women from HIV ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Drugs Fail to Reawaken Dormant HIV Infection
    Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that compounds they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells — a strategy designed to reverse latency and make the cells vulnerable to destruction — have failed to do so in laboratory tests ...More
    March 23, 2014 Posted in News
  • Past HIV Vaccine Trials Reveal New Path to Success
    A multi-national research team led by Duke Medicine scientists has identified a subclass of antibodies associated with an effective immune response to an HIV vaccine. The finding, reported in the March 19, 2014, issue of the journal Science Translational Medicine, helps ...More
    March 20, 2014 Posted in News
  • NIH Grantees Sharpen Understanding of Antibodies That May Cut Risk of HIV Infection
    What immune response should a vaccine elicit to prevent HIV infection? Two studies published online today bring scientists closer to answering this question by identifying previously unrecognized attributes of antibodies that appear to have reduced the risk of HIV infection ...More
    March 19, 2014 Posted in News
  • Hepatitis C Remains Major Problem for HIV Patients Despite Antiretroviral Therapy
    A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the risk of hepatitis C-associated serious liver disease persists in HIV patients otherwise benefitting from antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat HIV. It has ...More
    March 17, 2014 Posted in News
  • March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
    National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is observed on March 10 to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves and their partners from HIV by getting tested, using condoms, and checking with their healthcare provider about medicines that prevent and treat ...More
    March 10, 2014 Posted in News
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