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400 million year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV
Researchers at Western University were interested in the origin of a gene that encodes for protein, HERC5, shown to potently inhibit HIV. (2018-05-24)
Chemsex linked with increased diagnoses of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections
Chemsex -- the use of crystallized methamphetamine, mephedrone, γ-hydroxybutyrate or γ-butyrolactone and to a lesser extent cocaine and ketamine to facilitate sex -- has emerged as a new phenomenon in the UK and across Europe among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (GBMSM). (2018-05-23)
ECDC and EMCDDA make the case for active case finding of communicable diseases in prison
What are the most (cost-) effective ways to prevent and control communicable diseases in prison settings? (2018-05-23)
Unlocking the secrets of HIV's persistence
A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital explores how HIV establishes a 'persistent reservoir' of infected cells, identifying cellular survival programs that become activated in these cells, and providing a potential target for future therapy. (2018-05-22)
Genome editing method targets AIDS virus
By destroying the regulatory genes of the AIDS virus HIV-1 using the genome editing system CRISPR/Cas9, a Japanese research group has succeeded in blocking the production of HIV-1 by infected cells. (2018-05-18)
Natural antioxidant bilirubin may improve cardiovascular health
A recent analysis of health data from almost 100,000 veterans, both with and without HIV infection, found that within normal ranges, higher levels of bilirubin in the blood were associated with lower rates of heart failure, heart attack and stroke. (2018-05-18)
Gay male teens use adult hookup apps to find friends, partners
Although hookup apps require users to be 18 or older, a new Northwestern Medicine study found that more than 50 percent of sexually active gay and bisexual boys ages 14 to 17 met male sexual partners on apps such as Grindr and Scruff. (2018-05-18)
Single-tablet HIV treatment shows better outcomes over multi-tablet regimen
HIV patients on a single-tablet daily regimen had better outcomes than patients taking multiple pills per day, in a study that included a researcher at the Michael E. (2018-05-17)
Where are HIV diagnoses made?
In the first study to comprehensively describe where people are diagnosed with HIV in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, investigators found that an increasing proportion of HIV diagnoses are being made outside of sexual health clinics, which is in line with evolving HIV testing guidelines. (2018-05-11)
Discovery of how HIV hedges its bets opens the door to new therapies
HIV covers its bases in a volatile environment by generating both active and dormant infections. (2018-05-10)
UTSA researcher identifies barriers impacting PrEP use among Latino gay and bisexual men
A new study led by a UTSA researcher examines the social perceptions of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication to prevent HIV, among gay and bisexual men in Texas. (2018-05-09)
Watch how a T cell passes HIV sexually to a new host
While it's well known that HIV is transmitted sexually, how the virus crosses genital mucus membranes to reach its targets in the immune system is less understood. (2018-05-08)
HKU AIDS Institute invents universal antibody drug for HIV-1 prevention and immunotherapy
A research team led by scientists at AIDS Institute and Department of Microbiology, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine of The University of Hong Kong (HKU) invents a universal antibody drug against HIV/AIDS. (2018-05-07)
Molecular movies of RNA guide drug discovery
Duke researchers have invented a technique that can capture the many states of an RNA molecule and screen hundreds of thousands of potential drug candidates. (2018-05-04)
UM researcher finds link between crystal methamphetamine and immune changes in HIV
A researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that the use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, can negatively affect the health of HIV-positive persons even when they are adhering to medical treatment. (2018-05-04)
Early HIV treatment key to avoiding brain atrophy
While the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has largely dropped from news headlines since the 1990s, at the end of 2016 there were 36.7 million people living with the infection, and of those only 53 per cent had access to treatment. (2018-05-03)
In southern Mozambique, 1 out of 3 persons diagnosed with HIV do not disclose their status
Almost 40 percent of people previously diagnosed with HIV do not disclose their HIV status during diagnosis campaigns, leading to unnecessary retesting. (2018-05-02)
Study challenges 'shock and kill' approach to eliminating HIV
Researchers have provided new insight into the cellular processes behind the 'shock and kill' approach to curing HIV, which they say challenges the effectiveness of the treatment. (2018-05-01)
State-of-the-art HIV drug could curb HIV transmission, improve survival in India
An HIV treatment regimen already widely used in North America and Europe would likely increase the life expectancy of people living with HIV in India by nearly three years and reduce the number of new HIV infections by 23 percent with minimal impact on the country's HIV/AIDS budget. (2018-04-30)
Risks to babies of mothers with HIV from three antiretroviral regimens appear to be low
The risk for preterm birth and early infant death is similar for three antiretroviral drug regimens taken by pregnant women with HIV according to a new study from Harvard T.H. (2018-04-25)
Low-income HIV patients suffer with healthcare access
Quebecers are not created equal when it comes to accessing anti-retroviral treatment (ART) for HIV and AIDS, a long-term study undertaken by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal has revealed. (2018-04-18)
Many European countries are not ready to stop viral hepatitis
Many European countries lack a comprehensive policy to eliminate viral hepatitis as a major public health threat, according to a patient group-based survey implemented in 25 countries. (2018-04-18)
Top HIV cure research team refutes major recent results on how to identify HIV persistence
An international team focused on HIV cure research spearheaded by The Wistar Institute in collaboration with the University of Pennsylvania and Vall d'Hebron Research Institute (VHIR) in Barcelona, Spain, established that the CD32 molecule is not a preferential biomarker to identify HIV silent reservoirs within the immune system of patients undergoing antiretroviral therapy (ART), as proposed by a recent landmark study. (2018-04-18)
Scientists discover new way that HIV evades the immune system
HIV uses our own cellular machinery to disable a signalling pathway (an assembly line of molecules) that produces anti-viral weaponry in the body. (2018-04-17)
First long-term study finds half trillion dollars spent on HIV/AIDS
Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease. (2018-04-17)
University of Waterloo develops new way to fight HIV transmission
Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection. (2018-04-16)
Genetically altered broadly neutralizing antibodies protect monkeys from HIV-like virus
Two genetically modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like virus, report scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). (2018-04-16)
UTSA researchers explore little-known, deadly fungal infections
A new study by Althea Campuzano, Ph.D., a student at the University of Texas at San Antonio, and Floyd Wormley, Jr., Professor of Biology and Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies, sheds light on little-known fungal infections caused by the fungus Cryptococcus. (2018-04-10)
Overlapping mechanisms in HIV cognitive disorders and Alzheimer's disease
A protein involved in Alzheimer's disease (AD) may be a promising target for treating neurological disorders in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) patients, suggests a study published in JNeurosci of rat neurons and brain tissue from deceased humans. (2018-04-09)
HIV Cell dysfunction discovery sheds light on how virus works
A new study has revealed that certain immune cells behave differently in HIV-infected patients than they do in healthy individuals, a discovery that moves us one step closer to understanding how the virus works. (2018-04-06)
Mefloquine effectively prevents malaria during pregnancy but is not well tolerated
The antimalarial drug mefloquine is more effective than the currently recommended treatment to prevent malaria infection in pregnant women living in endemic countries of sub-Saharan Africa, but the high frequency of adverse events represents a barrier to its use. (2018-04-05)
Research predicts likelihood of HIV testing based on race, sex/gender & sexual orientation
A new study has identified factors that lead to increased HIV testing among young adults, specifically how a person's race, sex/gender, and sexual orientation is connected to their likelihood of getting tested for HIV. (2018-04-05)
How does HIV escape cellular booby traps?
Utilizing the humanized mouse model, researchers find that simian immunodeficiency virus, SIV, evolved to infect humans as HIV via Vpu evolving to inhibiting tetherin. (2018-04-04)
Artificial molecules that mimic DNA
French researchers have developed an artificial sequence mimicking the surface features of DNA for the first time. (2018-04-03)
Peer influence, better HIV counseling could encourage boys in Africa to be circumcised
With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men -- primarily those between the ages of 10 and 19 -- are having the procedure done, largely in eastern and southern African nations where circumcision is rarely performed at birth. (2018-04-03)
Biomimetic chemistry: DNA mimic outwits viral enzyme
Not only can synthetic molecules mimic the structures of their biological models, they can also take on their functions and may even successfully compete with them, as an artificial DNA sequence designed by Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich chemist Ivan Huc now shows. (2018-04-02)
'Molecular scissors' could be key to cutting off diseases including HIV infection
One way to fight diseases including HIV infection and autoimmune disorders could involve changing how a naturally occurring enzyme called SAMHD1 works to influence the immune system, new research suggests. (2018-04-02)
Decline in deaths from most infectious diseases in US, large differences among counties
Deaths due to most infectious diseases decreased in the United States from 1980 to 2014, although there were large differences among counties. (2018-03-27)
UCLA-designed program helps former HIV-positive inmates maintain health after release from jail
Researchers have developed an experimental program to help HIV-positive people maintain their health care regimens after their release from jail. (2018-03-27)
North and south cooperation to combat tuberculosis
Tuberculosis can be cured and could be eradicated. For this to happen, however, patients have to receive the right treatment. (2018-03-22)
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