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Exposure to HIV virus, treatment before birth linked to obesity later in life
Teens and young adults who were exposed to HIV and antiretroviral therapy before birth but are HIV-negative themselves are at increased risk of obesity and asthma-like symptoms, according to research to be presented Saturday, March 23 at ENDO 2019, the Endocrine Society's annual meeting in New Orleans, La. (2019-03-24)
Naltrexone implant helps HIV patients with opioid dependence prevent relapse
A new study, published this month in Lancet HIV by Penn Medicine researchers, shows that a naltrexone implant placed under the skin was more effective at helping HIV-positive patients with an opioid addiction reduce relapse and have better HIV-related outcomes compared to the oral drug. (2019-03-21)
What is the real link between bacterial vaginosis and HIV risk in women?
An international team of researchers presents a comprehensive and renewed focus on the common, yet poorly understood condition of bacterial vaginosis (BV) and how the microbial make-up of the vagina can affect a woman's risk of acquiring HIV and AIDS. (2019-03-15)
Accelerating advances for HIV-positive Youth in Eastern Cape, South Africa
Lucie Cluver, Professor of Child and Family Social Work in Oxford's Department of Social Policy and Intervention, is the principal investigator and lead author with Mark Orkin, Visiting Professor in the Developmental Pathways to Health Research Unit (DPHRU) in the Department of Paediatrics & Child Health, School of Clinical Medicine at Wits University. (2019-03-14)
New evidence proves the work of UN agencies is effective
Academics led by Professor Lucie Cluver at Oxford University have shown how key services in lower and middle-income countries can contribute to multiple sustainable development goals (SDGs), even for the highest-risk children and adolescents. (2019-03-13)
Administration budget proposal undermined by concurrent cuts
The White House budget proposal for 2020 recommends increases to the domestic HIV programs at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration and Indian Health Services that will be essential to keeping the administration's promise of ending our nation's HIV epidemic in the next decade. (2019-03-12)
Problem drinking linked to HIV, other sexually transmitted infections in Ugandan youth, study finds
Youth living in the slums of Uganda who are infected with both HIV and sexually transmitted infections are more likely to engage in problem drinking, according to a study led by Georgia State University. (2019-03-12)
Researchers report high rate of viral suppression among people new to HIV care
Eighty-six percent of individuals who entered HIV care soon after diagnosis maintained viral suppression after 48 weeks during a clinical trial conducted at four National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Centers for AIDS Research (CFARs) across the United States. (2019-03-07)
New hepatitis C cases down by almost 70 percent in HIV-positive men in London
New cases of hepatitis C amongst HIV-positive men in London have fallen by nearly 70 percent in recent years. (2019-03-06)
Tuberculosis diagnosis in people with HIV increases risk of death within 10 years
Among people with HIV in Latin America, those diagnosed with tuberculosis at an initial clinic visit were about twice as likely to die within 10 years as people not initially diagnosed with TB, according to new findings. (2019-03-06)
Hurricane Maria had a significant impact on HIV care outcomes
Hurricane Maria in San Juan, Puerto Rico had a significant impact on HIV outcomes among people living with HIV and a history of substance use, particularly increased viral load and decreased CD4 counts. (2019-03-06)
'Test and Treat' reduces new HIV infections by a third in southern Africa communities
Results from largest ever HIV prevention trial suggest strategy could make a significant contribution to controlling epidemic. (2019-03-05)
A step closer to an HIV cure
Scientists found no rebound of HIV in two patients who stopped taking their HIV medication after they received stem cell transplants for a hematological [blood] disease. (2019-03-05)
HIV remission achieved in second patient
A second person has experienced sustained remission from HIV-1 after ceasing treatment, reports a paper led by researchers at UCL and Imperial College London. (2019-03-05)
Experts tackle major cardiovascular issues in treating patients with HIV
Now that patients are able to live longer and remain free of developing AIDS, they have begun to encounter new risks from age-related disorders common in the general population, including cardiovascular disease (CVD). (2019-03-04)
Researchers uncover new facets of HIV's 'arms race' with human defense system
A new study reveals details about the evolutionary contest between HIV and the human immune system that could one day improve treatment. (2019-03-04)
HPTN 071 demonstrates community-wide HIV prevention strategy can reduce new infections
Findings from HPTN 071 (PopART) show delivery of an HIV prevention strategy that includes offering in-home HIV testing to everyone, with immediate referral to HIV care, and treatment for people living with HIV based on prevailing in-country guidelines, can substantially reduce new HIV infections. (2019-03-04)
Custom-made proteins may help create antibodies to fight HIV
Using computational modeling, a team of researchers led by Penn State designed and created proteins that mimicked different surface features of HIV. (2019-02-27)
Latest anti-retroviral drug regimens provide 'Lazarus Effect' for HIV patients
Frailty related to HIV infection 'is rapidly becoming a specter of the past' and today it 'is possible to control HIV infection in all patients,' according to a perspective article authored by a clinical team at the University of Arizona College of Medicine -- Tucson. (2019-02-27)
Online intervention shows promise in HIV prevention
A team led by José Bauermeister, Ph.D., M.P.H., Presidential Professor of Nursing and Director of the Program on Sexuality, Technology, & Action Research (PSTAR), at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing (Penn Nursing) designed the My Desires & Expectations (myDEx) tool to address cognitive and emotional factors that influence YGBMSM sexual decision-making when seeking partners online. myDEx was pilot tested in a randomized trial over 90 days with 180 YGBMSM participants. (2019-02-26)
ACTG presents new research on HIV and TB, co-morbidities, treatment, and cure at CROI 2019
The AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG), the world's largest and longest-established HIV research network, funded by NIAID at the U.S. (2019-02-26)
Patients' HIV status should not impact their cancer care
New articles published in CANCER, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society, note that there is no medical justification to deny optimal cancer therapy to individuals with HIV. (2019-02-25)
HIV infections in US could be reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030, study finds
New HIV infections in the United States could be substantially reduced by up to 67 percent by 2030 if ambitious goals for HIV care and treatment are met and targeted prevention interventions for people at risk for HIV are rapidly scaled up, according to a study by Georgia State University and the University at Albany-SUNY. (2019-02-22)
New insight on potent HIV antibody could improve vaccine design
A new observation, led by researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute, highlights the importance of previously unstudied mutations that arises early in bnAbs, giving the antibodies the flexibility to adapt to changes in the virus's outer envelope protein structure. (2019-02-20)
Using anti-cancer immunotherapy to fight HIV
Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of virus that persists in people on triple therapy. (2019-02-19)
Cervical microbiome may promote high-grade precancerous lesions
Infections with a Human Papillomavirus (HPV) cause 99 percent of cervical cancer cases, and the disease's first sign is often the appearance of precancerous lesions on a woman's cervix. (2019-02-19)
Prevention, treatment efforts reduce HIV infection among transgender women
Programs to prevent HIV in transgender women are helping to lower the rate of new infection but better care and treatment of this vulnerable population is still needed, especially among those of lower income or people of color, according to a new Rutgers study. (2019-02-18)
Altered data sets can still provide statistical integrity and preserve privacy
Synthetic networks may increase the availability of some data while still protecting individual or institutional privacy, according to a Penn State statistician. (2019-02-16)
Tracking HIV's ever-evolving genome in effort to prioritize public health resources
Using HIV genetic data, researchers discovered that transgender women in Los Angeles are at higher risk of being in an HIV transmission network than men who have sex with men. (2019-02-11)
Study finds HIV+ cancer patients benefit from immunotherapy
The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appears to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV. (2019-02-07)
Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing
It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care -- unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available. (2019-02-07)
Finding clues to a functional HIV cure
George Mason University's Yuntao Wu's research team has identified a measurable indicator that could prove instrumental in the fight against HIV. (2019-02-07)
HIV drug could treat Alzheimer's, age-associated disorders
Research led by Brown found that blocking retrotransposon activity with a generic HIV/AIDS medication significantly reduces age-related inflammation in old mice and senescent human cells, providing hope for treating age-associated disorders. (2019-02-06)
HIV-1 protein suppresses immune response more broadly than thought
Scientists have revealed how a protein produced by HIV-1 plays a broader role in suppressing the immune system's response to infection than previously thought. (2019-02-05)
Diversity in the CD4 receptor protects chimpanzees from infection by AIDS-like viruses
Hahn's lab and an international team of collaborators, found that the CD4 surface protein, which is used by HIV and SIV as the receptor to enter immune cells, is highly variable among wild chimpanzees. (2019-02-04)
SFU researchers find new clues to controlling HIV
An international research team led by Simon Fraser University and South Africa's University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa is harnessing the immune system to reveal new clues that may help in efforts to produce an HIV vaccine. (2019-02-01)
Research identifies pathway connecting some ARV drugs with liver disease
Research out of the University of Kentucky has identified a potential pathway by which certain ARV drugs -- commonly given to patients with HIV -- give rise to liver disease. (2019-01-31)
HIV hidden in patients' cells can now be accurately measured
Until now, researchers haven't been able to accurately quantify a latent form of HIV that persists in patients' immune cells. (2019-01-30)
NIH-supported scientists develop tool to measure success of HIV cure strategies
Scientists funded by the National Institutes of Health have developed a new assay to accurately and easily count the cells that comprise the HIV reservoir, the stubborn obstacle to an HIV cure. (2019-01-30)
Shiftless: Novel host antiviral factor that inhibits programmed -1 ribosomal frameshifting
GAO Guangxia's group at the Institute of Biophysics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported a novel host antiviral factor named Shiftless that inhibits -1PRF. (2019-01-27)
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