A new Canadian guideline outlines how new biomedical strategies to prevent HIV infection can best be used in high-risk populations both before and after exposure to the virus.
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), there are currently more than 36 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a further 2.4 million become infected every year.
This is a human cell (green) infected with HIV (red). Courtesy of Rockefeller University
A new study that compared HIV-positive women over 50 years of age with their younger HIV-infected cohorts found that while the older women were less likely to be sexually active and to report condomless sex with a male partner, those who
HIV-positive mothers who possess a strong neutralizing antibody response may be more likely to pass the virus on to her infant through breast feeding.
In a decades-long game of hide and seek, scientists from Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have confirmed for the very first time the specific immune memory T-cells where infectious HIV 'hides' in the human body to evade de
HIV infection alters brain development in young children, even when they receive antiretroviral treatment early in life, shows a report in Frontiers in Neuroanatomy.