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New discovery on the activity and function of MAIT cells during acute HIV infection

3 days ago

In a new study published in Nature Communications, researchers at Karolinska Institutet show that MAIT cells (mucosa-associated invariant…
FSU study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

January 9, 2020

A discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new…
Breakthrough study on molecular interactions could improve development of new medicines

January 6, 2020

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers in the University of Minnesota’s College of Science and…
Yale study urges life-saving drug treatment to combat Ukraine’s HIV epidemic

January 6, 2020

A new study led by Yale University researchers finds that scaling up use of methadone and buprenorphine —…
Chimpanzees evolved to suppress pathogenicity of the precursor of HIV

December 20, 2019

Simian immunodeficiency virus, better known as SIV, is an HIV precursor. In other words, this  monkey- and ape-infecting…
Researchers support new strategies for HIV control

December 19, 2019

The search for a cure to AIDS has partly focused on ways to eradicate infected cells. Now, new…
Purple vacutainers for blood testing. Image credit: Amanda Mills, USCDCP, CC0 Public Domain via Pixnio
Children with HIV score below HIV-negative peers in cognitive, motor function tests

December 19, 2019

Children who acquired HIV in utero or during birth or breastfeeding did not perform as well as their peers…
Efforts to end the HIV epidemic must not ignore people already living with HIV

December 12, 2019

Efforts to prevent new HIV transmissions in the United States must be accompanied by advances in addressing HIV-associated comorbidities to…
Vesicles released by bacteria may reduce the spread of HIV in human tissue

December 12, 2019

Nano-sized vesicles released by certain bacteria that inhabit the vagina may protect against HIV infection, suggests a study…
Computer model based on new research that suggests the HIV-1 virus is encased in a spherical shell, which opens like flower petals to release the virus when it infects a healthy cell. Image credit: dr. Marcelo Marcet-Palacios, University of Alberta
Newly proposed model for shape of HIV-1 viral shell may change how we understand the disease

December 10, 2019

The shell of the HIV-1 virus may have a different shape than previously thought, according to a new…
Evidence tells: HIV “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable”

December 6, 2019

Extensive evidence from HIV prevention research studies has firmly established that “Undetectable Equals Untransmittable,” or U=U. This means that…
Current treatment for fungal meningitis is fuelling drug resistance

December 6, 2019

A common first-line treatment approach for cryptococcal meningitis in low-income countries is being compromised by the emergence of…
Immediate Treatment with Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Infants with HIV

December 4, 2019

Study on babies in Botswana provides strong evidence that early initiation of ART may benefit those who contract…
New research reveals how antiretroviral drugs may damage the hearts of infants exposed to HIV but uninfected

December 3, 2019

All babies born to mothers infected with HIV are exposed to the virus in utero, but not all…
HIV: overwhelming the enemy from the start

November 27, 2019

1.7 million. That’s how many people are infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) each year worldwide –…
Creating viral targets can weaken HIV vaccination, Emory scientists warn

November 22, 2019

Vaccination against HIV can backfire if the vaccine induces the wrong kind of immune response. Scientists at Emory University’s…
Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS

November 21, 2019

Wound-repair capabilities preserve tissue integrity during early infection and might prevent inflammation that underlies immune exhaustion. Wound healing…
HIV treatment innovation leads to better lifetime choices, study finds

November 18, 2019

Domestic violence and illicit drug use plummeted among women who realized they could live decades longer than they’d…
Sex workers’ preferences for HIV prevention center on convenience

November 14, 2019

Preventing HIV in sex workers is a powerful tool in lowering the worldwide burden of the disease, and…
New research explains how HIV avoids getting ZAPped

November 12, 2019

Humans have evolved dynamic defense mechanisms against the viruses that seek to infect our bodies—proteins that specialize in…
Drug reverses signs of liver disease in people living with HIV

October 16, 2019

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health and their colleagues at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report…
UNAIDS likely not to meet its HIV targets among gay men in Africa

October 8, 2019

Reforms needed or UNAIDS targets of 90-90-90 by 2020 in order to control the HIV epidemic will not…
Collaboration may improve access to HIV testing, primary care

October 4, 2019

Getting better access to testing and proper primary care for individuals vulnerable to HIV could be as simple…
In women with HIV, TB preventive therapy poses greater risk in pregnancy than postpartum

October 3, 2019

Study results published help clarify how to safely prevent tuberculosis (TB) in women living with HIV who are…
Living well, living longer with HIV-AIDS

October 1, 2019

A nurse scientist at Case Western Reserve University is further expanding her research on aging-related health challenges increasingly…
Researchers Isolate Switch that Kills Inactive HIV

September 25, 2019

Using genetic sequencing, University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have identified a principal cellular player…
Scientists use CRISPR to Treat HIV for the First Time

September 16, 2019

The patient in question – a 27-year-old male citizen of China – was diagnosed with AIDS back in…
Halting spread of HIV in Midwest is aim of new network

September 11, 2019

The battle against HIV increasingly looks winnable, and Washington University in St. Louis is helping lead the charge. Rupa…
HIV Significantly Increases Risk for Irregular Heartbeat

September 10, 2019

HIV infection significantly increases the risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) – one of the most important causes of…
Parasite infection may protect against HIV

September 9, 2019

Parasitic worm infections can reduce the susceptibility of immune cells to HIV infection, according to new University of…
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