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Safer Method for Large-Scale Malaria Screening Developed
Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health's Malaria Research Institute have developed a new test for detecting the malaria parasite in human urine and saliva. View News Article (2006-11-21)

Studies identify more effective treatment for malaria control during pregnancy in Africa
A review of previous studies indicates that two doses of a malaria preventive therapy during pregnancy provides substantial benefit to HIV-negative women in Africa, with more frequent dosing apparently necessary for HIV-positive women. View News Article (2007-06-20)

Discovery in plant virus may help prevent HIV and similar viruses
In a study that could lead to new ways to prevent infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and similar organisms, Purdue University researchers have been able to genetically modify a plant to halt reproduction of a related virus. View News Article (2007-08-01)

Europe sees constant increase in gonorrhea infections
Since 2008, the overall rate of reported gonorrhoea infections has more than doubled across Europe, going up from 8 per 100 000 population to 20 cases per 100 000 persons in 2014.  View News Article (2016-06-01)

HIV-1's high virulence might be an accident of evolution
The virulence characteristic of HIV-1—the virus predominantly responsible for human AIDS—might amount to an accident of evolution, new evidence reveals. View News Article (2006-06-16)

Study holds promise for new way to fight HIV
Researchers have confirmed for the first time the benefit of an innate defense system present in the few patients who remain healthy after years of infection with HIV despite receiving no treatment, according to an article published in the September edition of the Journal of Virology. View News Article (2005-09-02)

SLU Researchers Uncover Direct Evidence on How HIV Invades Healthy Cells
Using sophisticated detection methods, researchers at the Saint Louis University Institute for Molecular Virology (IMV) have demonstrated the molecular mechanism by which the HIV virus infects, or integrates, healthy cells. The discovery could lead to new drug treatments for HIV. View News Article (2005-12-22)

Smokers may be at greater risk of HIV infection
Smokers may be at greater risk of HIV infection than non-smokers, reveals an analysis of published research issued ahead of print in the journal Sexually Transmitted Infections. View News Article (2006-09-21)

Sweat may pass on hepatitis B in contact sports
Sweat may be another way to pass on hepatitis B infection during contact sports, suggests research published ahead of print in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. View News Article (2007-03-02)

Species evolve to the brink of evolution
A biologist at The University of Texas at Austin has presented a new theory that sheds light on how organisms, including viruses like HIV, rapidly evolve in the face of vaccines and antibiotics. View News Article (2005-08-29)

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