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Older adults with HIV: An overlooked population?
When it comes to HIV prevention and treatment, there is a growing population that is being overlooked -- older adults -- and implicit ageism is partially responsible for this neglect, according to a presentation at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association. (2017-08-04)
Chronic pain common in people living with HIV
All people living with HIV should be screened for chronic pain, which affects 39 to 85 percent of people with the condition, recommend new HIVMA guidelines. (2017-09-14)
Relationship found between HIV risk and individual and community level educational status
African-American men who have sex with men (MSM) remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. (2017-09-18)
HIV-AIDS: Following your gut
Researchers find a way to reduce replication of the AIDS virus in the gastrointestinal tract. (2017-09-18)
Novel approach to track HIV infection
Scientists used a novel live-cell fluorescent imaging system that allowed them for the first time to identify individual viral particles associated with HIV infection. (2017-08-18)
Cells that stand in the way of HIV cure: Discovery expands understanding of marrow's role
New research into HIV's hiding places reveals new clues about exactly how it persists in the body for years, in hematopoietic progenitor cells in the bone marrow. (2017-07-31)
People with HIV who smoke are more likely to die from lung cancer than from HIV itself
People living with HIV who adhere to antiretroviral therapy but smoke cigarettes are around 10 times more likely to die from lung cancer than from HIV itself, according to a study led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital. (2017-09-18)
New knowledge on how HIV beats the body's early immune response
In an important step towards eradicating HIV-associated viral reservoirs, researchers at Sydney's Westmead Institute for Medical Research have identified how the HIV virus hijacks the innate immune system to facilitate its replication and spread, thus gaining a foothold infection in the body. (2017-09-14)
New York City PrEP prescriptions increase nearly 1,000 percent, but disparities remain
New York City saw a 976 percent increase in PrEP prescriptions in two years, but disparities remain, according to an IDWeek study. (2017-10-06)
Chemistry provides a new supply of a promising cancer and HIV treatment
Supplies of a promising drug for cancer, HIV and possibly other diseases is dwindling, and scientists have struggled to extract more from the marine creatures who produce it. (2017-10-12)
NIAID scientists illuminate mechanism of increased cardiovascular risks with HIV
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have expanded the understanding of how chronic inflammation and persistent immune activation associated with HIV infection drive cardiovascular disease risk in people living with HIV. (2017-08-30)
Prisoner HIV program leads to continuum of medical care after release
By linking HIV positive prisoners to community-based medical care prior to release through an innovative program called Project Bridge, 95 percent of ex-offenders were retained in health care for a year after being released from incarceration, according to researchers from the Miriam Hospital. (2008-05-07)
Meth promotes spread of virus in HIV-infected users
Researchers at the University at Buffalo have presented the first evidence that the addictive drug methamphetamine, or meth, also commonly known as (2006-08-04)
Cancer drug can reactivate HIV
People living with HIV must take a combination of three or more different drugs every day for the rest of their lives. (2017-08-24)
Study shows suppressing herpes virus may reduce infectiousness of HIV
A recent study of men co-infected with herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) and HIV revealed that drugs used to suppress HSV decrease the levels of HIV in the blood and rectal secretions, which may make patients less likely to transmit the virus. (2007-11-15)
Blacks hit hardest by HIV infection among nation's young adults
HIV infection is significantly more common among non-Hispanic blacks than it is among any other young adult racial or ethnic group in the United States, according to the first study drawn from the nation's general youth population. (2006-06-05)
U of M study: Online intervention paramount for reducing HIV in high-risk population
Young Internet-using men who have sex with men and who meet their sexual partners both online and offline have greater numbers of partners, appear more likely to contract HIV, and report higher substance use rates than those who meet their partners exclusively online or offline, according to new research at the University of Minnesota. (2008-04-29)
Study clears important hurdle towards developing an HIV vaccine
An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks that has prevented the development of a vaccine against HIV: the ability to generate immune cells that stay in circulation long enough to respond to and stop virus infection. (2017-09-13)
Low screening rates for adolescents diagnosed with PID in the nation's emergency departments
The nation's emergency departments had low rates of complying with recommended HIV and syphilis screening for at-risk adolescents, though larger hospitals were more likely to provide such evidence-based care. (2017-09-22)
Achieving National HIV/AIDS Strategy targets would save lives, be cost effective
An analysis led by a team of Massachusetts General Hospital investigators shows that achieving the treatment targets of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy by 2020 not only would prevent hundreds of thousands of new infections and deaths but also would demonstrate excellent value. (2017-09-28)
Medicinal marijuana effective for neuropathic pain in HIV
In a double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial to assess the impact of smoked medical cannabis, or marijuana, on the neuropathic pain associated with HIV, researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine found that reported pain relief was greater with cannabis than with a placebo. (2008-08-06)
Scientists bring new insights into the heritability of HIV infection severity
Using a population of HIV-1 infected individuals (the 2014 Swiss HIV Cohort Study data), an international research team of 17 institutions, led by ETH Zurich's Roland Regoes of the Institute of Integrative Biology, has now examined all aspects of HIV virulence, with a particular focus on how it ravages the human immune system. (2017-10-03)
Progress toward an HIV cure highlighted in special issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses
A cure for HIV/AIDS is the ultimate goal of rapidly advancing research involving diverse and innovative approaches. (2016-02-17)
Study of pregnancy complications finds refugee women in Ontario have higher rates of HIV
Pregnant refugee women in Ontario have a higher prevalence of HIV than immigrants and Canadian-born women, a new study examining serious pregnancy and delivery complications has found. (2015-10-19)
Antibodies, together with viral 'inducers,' found to control HIV in mice
A new strategy devised by researchers at Rockefeller University harnesses the power of broadly neutralizing antibodies, along with a combination of compounds that induce viral transcription, in order to attack latent reservoirs of HIV-infected cells in an approach termed 'shock and kill.' (2014-08-14)
Training human antibodies to protect against HIV
During HIV infection, the virus mutates too rapidly for the immune system to combat, but some people produce antibodies that can recognize the virus even two years after infection. (2016-09-08)
New research on family-based HIV prevention presented at annual NIH conference
Researchers from the Bradley Hasbro Children's Research Center in Providence, R.I. presented exciting new research today at the National Institute of Mental Health Annual International Research Conference on the Role of Families in Preventing and Adapting to HIV/AIDS. (2008-10-07)
Durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic likely will require an HIV vaccine
Despite remarkable gains in the treatment and prevention of HIV infection, development of an effective HIV vaccine likely will be necessary to achieve a durable end to the HIV/AIDS pandemic, according to a new commentary from Anthony S. (2017-10-09)
Metal-containing compounds show promise as HIV weapon
A molecule consisting of two (2005-10-31)
Model by NIH grantees explains why HIV prevention dosing differs by sex
A mathematical model developed by NIH grantees predicts that women must take the antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent HIV infection via vaginal sex, whereas just two doses per week can protect men from HIV infection via anal sex. (2014-10-30)
Food is medicine for HIV-positive and Type 2 diabetes patients
HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well as people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study led by researchers at UC San Francisco. (2017-01-25)
NIDA dissertation grant awarded to examine mechanisms linking HIV syndemic factors
Raymond Moody -- a fourth-year doctoral student in Health Psychology and Clinical Science training program at the CUNY Graduate Center and a graduate student researcher at Hunter College's Center for HIV/AIDS Educational Studies and Training has been awarded a two year grant totaling $155,972 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse to support his dissertation research. (2017-03-07)
'Good bacteria' in women give clues for slowing HIV transmission
Beneficial bacteria found in healthy women help to reduce the amount of vaginal HIV among HIV-infected women and might make it more difficult for the virus to spread, boosting the possibility that (2008-02-07)
New drug benefits patients with multi-drug resistant HIV
A new monoclonal antibody, ibalizumab appears to benefit patients with multidrug-resistant HIV, according to phase 3 research being presented at IDWeek. (2016-10-28)
Could an HIV drug beat strep throat, flesh-eating bacteria?
With antibiotic resistance on the rise, scientists are looking for innovative ways to combat bacterial infections. (2015-02-25)
Synthetic molecule 'kicks and kills' some persistent HIV in mice
Scientists have designed a synthetic molecule that can reactivate dormant human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in mice and lead to the death of some of the infected cells, according to a study published in PLOS Pathogens. (2017-09-21)
Osel scientists engineer vaginal lactobacillus to express neutralizing HIV-1 antibody fragments
A normal, predominant bacterial species of the healthy vaginal microbiota can be engineered for potential use as a novel protective agent against HIV-1 transmission in women, according to a new publication from scientists at Osel, Inc. and their collaborators. (2016-03-24)
HIV clinic-based audio project emphasizes the power of patient voices
The St. Jude Children's Research Hospital VOICES project is the focus of the 'A Piece of My Mind' column in the July 22 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association. (2014-07-22)
NIH-created toxin can kill HIV-infected cells that persist despite treatment
A team including University of North Carolina and NIH scientists has demonstrated in a mouse model that an HIV-specific poison can kill cells in which the virus is actively reproducing despite antiretroviral therapy. (2014-01-09)
Early cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ women in poor countries and child survival
Researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health find that abrupt cessation of breastfeeding by HIV+ mothers after the first four months of life did not result in any statistically significant benefit to infants in terms of HIV-free survival at 24 months, compared to those infants who were weaned at an average of 16 months of age. (2008-07-24)
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