Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

  • Cell-Associated HIV Mucosal Transmission is a Neglected Pathway
    Dr. Deborah Anderson from Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and her colleagues are challenging dogma about the transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1). Most research has focused on infection by free viral particles, while this group ...More
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  • Combining Social Media and Behavioral Psychology Could Lead to More HIV Testing
    Social media such as Twitter and Facebook can be valuable in the fight against HIV in the United States, where research has demonstrated they can prompt high-risk populations to request at-home testing kits for the virus that causes AIDS, suggesting a way to potentially ...More
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  • Seattle Researchers are a Significant Step Closer to an HIV Vaccine
    A team of researchers have discovered a vaccine candidate that is expected to stimulate the production of neutralizing antibodies that defend against infection from a broad spectrum of HIV strains. A manuscript published in Science magazine details the work and discovery ...More
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  • Geospatial Study Identifies Hotspots in Deaths from HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Massachusetts
    A new study from epidemiologists at Tufts University School of Medicine helps to identify communities with the greatest public health need in Massachusetts for resources relating to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. The study, published today in PLOS ONE, used geospatial techniques ...More
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  • Hepatitis C Ruled Out as Cause of Mental Impairment in HIV Patients
    Advances in treatment for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have made it possible for people with HIV to survive much longer. As they age, however, many experience impaired thinking, memory loss, mood swings and other evidence of impaired mental function. To stop these ...More
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  • UCLA Study Says to Stop Spread of HIV, African Governments Should Target Hot Zones
    While Ebola has attracted much of the world's attention recently, a severe HIV epidemic rages on around the world and in sub-Saharan Africa in particular. Globally, more than 34 million people are infected with HIV; in sub-Saharan Africa alone, 3 million new infections ...More
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  • People With Mental Illness More Likely to Be Tested for HIV
    People with mental illness are more likely to have been tested for HIV than those without mental illness, according to a new study from a team of researchers at Penn Medicine and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published online this week in AIDS Patient ...More
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  • Research Suggests Ability of HIV to Cause AIDS is Slowing
    The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study also indicates that people infected ...More
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  • Sophisticated HIV Diagnostics are Adapted for Remote Areas
    Diagnosing HIV and other infectious diseases presents unique challenges in remote locations that lack electric power, refrigeration, and appropriately trained healthcare staff. To address these issues, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have ...More
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