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Most women use vaginal ring for HIV prevention in open-label study

July 24, 2019

In an open-label study of women in southern and eastern Africa, a vaginal ring that is inserted once…
Analyzing data from more than 400,000 people, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found that consuming one to two drinks four or more times per week — an amount deemed healthy by current guidelines — increases the risk of premature death by 20 percent. Image credit: U.S. Air Force, Sahara. L. Fales / Public Domain
Integrated stepped alcohol treatment for people in HIV care improves both HIV and alcohol outcomes

May 20, 2019

New clinical research supported by the National Institutes of Health shows that increasing the intensity of treatment for…
Opioid Crisis: This Doctor’s Street-Level Views Could Change the Course of the Epidemic

June 19, 2018

A staggering 64,000 people in the United States died in 2016 from drug overdoses, marking a 22 percent…
App developed at UVA improving HIV care, study finds

June 19, 2018

A smartphone app designed to improve care for people living with HIV has increased users’ consistency in doctor visits…
HIV hijacks surface molecule to invade cell

July 14, 2017

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have discovered a key step in the process that HIV uses…
Life expectancy for HIV patients has increased by 10 years in U.S. and Europe

May 12, 2017

Life expectancy for 20-year-olds initiating treatment for HIV has increased by about a decade in the European Union…
Study reveals new insight into susceptibility to pneumonia

May 6, 2017

A new research study of immune responses to pneumococcal vaccines, commonly given to people with compromised immune systems,…
Financial math may help build a better HIV vaccine

April 10, 2017

What do particle diffusion in liquids and stock price prediction have to do with building a better HIV…
‘On/off’ switch brings researchers a step closer to HIV vaccine

March 30, 2017

By engineering an on/off switch into a weakened form of HIV, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers have enhanced the…
HIV patients have nearly twice the heart attack risk

December 22, 2016

Current methods to predict the risk of heart attack and stroke vastly underestimate the risk in individuals with…
Scientists achieve sustained SIV remission in monkeys

October 17, 2016

Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Emory University have experimentally induced sustained remission of SIV,…
Models of How the Immune System Might Evolve to Conquer HIV

July 25, 2016

It has remained frustratingly difficult to develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, in part because the virus, once in…
Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV

July 17, 2016

type of immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against HIV, the virus…
HIV Infection Prematurely Ages People by an Average of Five Years

April 23, 2016

Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapies, many people with HIV can expect to live decades after being infected. Yet…
Researchers Unravel Pathways of Potent Antibodies that Fight HIV Infection

March 7, 2016

One of the most crucial and elusive goals of an effective HIV vaccine is to stimulate antibodies that…
Targeting HIV ‘reservoir’ could be first step to understanding how to cure the disease

December 3, 2015

HIV is a viral infection that is treatable using Antiretroviral Therapy (ART). ART stops HIV from replicating itself…
Research delivers improved access and cheaper HIV treatment for millions

December 2, 2015

Groundbreaking research from the Kirby Institute at UNSW Australia has prompted new international guidelines that will open up…
Alcoholism drug breakthrough in waking up dormant HIV

November 17, 2015

Disulfiram, a drug used to treat alcoholism, could be a ‘game changer’ in the pursuit of a non…
Weill analysis finds high prevalence of hepatitis C

October 22, 2015

Upwards of a million more people have been infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) than current estimates…
HIV discovery – biomarkers predict virus return when treatment is stopped

October 9, 2015

Scientists are now better able to predict how quickly the HIV virus will return after patients stop treatment following…
International team discovers natural defense against HIV

September 18, 2015

Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV…
Researchers discover protein’s ability to inhibit HIV release

August 26, 2014

A family of proteins that promotes virus entry into cells also has the ability to block the release…
Widespread support for rapid HIV testing in dental surgeries

July 16, 2014

More than 80 per cent of oral health patients are willing to receive rapid HIV-testing in dental settings,…
HIV Transmission Networks Mapped to Reduce Infection Rate

June 6, 2014

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have mapped the transmission network of human…
Uptake of anti-retroviral therapy low in young gay men

June 4, 2014

Lack of social welfare support and poor clinical engagement is delaying newly diagnosed, young HIV-positive gay men from…
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