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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • NIH Funds Research Network Focused on HIV-Infected Youth
    The National Institutes of Health has awarded funding for a research network devoted to the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults with HIV or at risk for HIV infection. The awards, up to $24 million in 2016, provide for three research centers and a data ...More
    3 days ago Posted in News
  • Targeting Dormant HIV
    Why wake up the virus? To better kill it, of course. A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has taken an important step forward in the search for a HIV/AIDS cure. The laboratory of Dr. Daniel Kaufmann has developed a highly accurate ...More
    2 weeks ago Posted in News
  • TSRI Scientists Discover Antibodies That Target Holes in HIV's Defenses
    The Scripps Research Institute's Dennis Burton, Gabriel Ozorowski and Andrew Ward (left to right) are among the authors of the new paper. Photo courtesy of The Scripps Research Institute.   A new study from scientists at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that ...More
    3 weeks ago Posted in News
  • Tulane Researchers Find Other Layers of Immunity in TB/HIV Co-Infections
    Tulane University researchers found some monkeys whose immune systems are depleted by the simian strain of HIV have a second line of defense against tuberculosis. The discovery could have significant impacts on future vaccines for TB. The research led by study author Deepak ...More
    4 weeks ago Posted in News
  • NIH Funds Research to Detect Tuberculosis Progression in People with HIV
    Tuberculosis (TB) is the leading cause of death worldwide among people infected with HIV. But as yet, no test can reliably show when latent TB infections in people with HIV starts progressing to active—and potentially fatal—TB disease. Now, a researcher at ...More
    August 29, 2016 Posted in News
  • Very Low Transmission of HIV Within Couples Receiving Both ART and PrEP
    Providing HIV medication to both members of a couple may substantially reduce the risk of transmission within that couple, according to a study in PLOS Medicine. Jared Baeten of the University of Washington and colleagues conducted a prospective implementation study to test ...More
    August 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Shortfalls in Laboratory Services May Limit Attainment of Worldwide Targets for HIV
    The Joint United Nations Program on HIV and AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 targets call for 90 percent of all people living with HIV to know their HIV status, 90 percent of all people diagnosed with HIV infection to receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), and 90 ...More
    August 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • Mutational Tug of War Over HIV's Disease-Inducing Potential
    A study from Emory University AIDS researchers shows how the expected disease severity when someone is newly infected by HIV reflects a balance between the virus' invisibility to the host's immune system and its ability to reproduce. Examining HIV transmission events ...More
    August 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • New Blood Spot Test Used Internationally in Fight Against HIV
    Researchers at the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences at CU Anschutz have developed a technique that estimates an HIV-negative patient's adherence to drugs prescribed to prevent HIV transmission during sex ...More
    August 23, 2016 Posted in News
  • UNC Bioethicist Addresses Lack of HIV Studies in Pregnant Women
    UNC School of Medicine's Anne Lyerly is addressing the urgent need for effective HIV prevention and treatment for the estimated 1.5 million women worldwide with HIV who give birth each year. Lyerly, associate director of the UNC Center for Bioethics and associate professor ...More
    August 17, 2016 Posted in News
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