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Government grants reduce HIV risks for teenage girls in South Africa
A study, led by Oxford University, finds that government grants in Southern Africa reduce HIV risks for teenage girls. (2013-11-25)
UCSF study will test new vaginal microbicide for herpes and HIV
A team of researchers at UCSF is seeking young women to participate in the first US study of the safety of a new a vaginal gel designed to prevent herpes and HIV infection. (2006-11-29)
UK scientist and children's author wins EMBO Award for Communications 2004
Fran Balkwill, Professor of Cancer Biology at the Barts & The London, Queen Mary's Medical School, is the 2004 winner of the EMBO Award for Communication in the Life Sciences. (2004-11-09)
Human immune system can control re-awakened HIV, suggesting cure is possible
The human immune system can handle large bursts of HIV activity and so it should be possible to cure HIV with a 'kick and kill' strategy, finds new research led by UCL, the University of Oxford and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (2015-04-13)
HPTN study finds greatly elevated HIV infection rates among young black MSM in the US
Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network show disturbing rates of new HIV infections occurring among black gay and bisexual men in the US. (2012-07-23)
Unless we tackle AIDS, many countries will not meet the Millennium Development Goals
HIV/AIDS will make it difficult, if not impossible, for many countries to reach the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), according to a new analysis by researchers published to coincide with World AIDS Day on December 1, 2006. (2006-11-27)
Joe Sodroski wins the 2006 Retrovirology Prize
Joseph Sodroski has been awarded the second annual Retrovirology Prize, it was announced today. (2006-07-27)
One-fourth of female sex workers in northern Mexican cities enter sex trade as minors
More than 1 in 4 female sex workers in the northern Mexico cities of Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez reported entering the sex trade as minors, and entering the sex trade as an adolescent vs as an adult was associated with a greater risk for HIV infection, according to a study in the Aug. (2015-08-04)
Mutants from a lowly weed may solve maladies
Mutants from a lowly weed. That's where many solutions to maladies - from salt stress in plants to HIV in humans - may lie in wait for scientists to discover. (2003-03-04)
New look at PrEP study points to efficacy for transgender women
In a new look at the groundbreaking iPrEx trial for people at high risk of HIV infection, UC San Francisco researchers have identified strong evidence of efficacy for transgender women when PrEP, a two-drug antiretroviral used to prevent HIV, is used consistently. (2015-11-06)
Researchers' new goal: Drug-free remission for HIV infection
A group including leading academic and industry scientists has issued a challenge to researchers in the field of HIV/AIDS: find a way to effectively purge latent HIV infection and eliminate the need for chronic, suppressive therapy to control this disease. (2009-03-05)
UCLA/Caltech scientists develop new gene therapy approach
UCLA and California Institute of Technology researchers have developed a new gene therapy approach that prevents the AIDS virus from entering human cells. (2002-12-23)
A better way to treat HIV-infected children?
A new study involving 195 infants in South Africa found that children who were treated with protease inhibitors (PI) and then switched to nevirapine were more likely to maintain virus below the detection threshold of the test than infants who continued to receive PI. (2010-09-07)
UNC to create and test injectable long-acting implant to prevent HIV/AIDS
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention. (2017-03-24)
Safe spaces play important role in community-based HIV prevention, research finds
The creation and sustainment of 'safe spaces' may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for vulnerable populations, a new study from an Oregon State University researcher has found. (2015-11-16)
'Resonance' may explain virologic failure in STI drug therapy
Based on the assumption that viral dynamics have an intrinsic periodicity, or cycle, that varies from patient to patient, the researchers suggest that these forces interact with therapeutically prescribed, structured treatment interruptions (STI) in a way that causes high fluctuations in the patient's viral load and, ultimately, virologic failure. (2006-04-13)
Morphine makes it harder to fight off gut infections
Morphine may be the reason why intravenous drug users with AIDS seem to suffer severe bouts of Salmonella poisoning. (2000-02-22)
Fast, low-cost device uses the cloud to speed up diagnostic testing for HIV and more
Columbia biomedical engineering professor Samuel Sia has taken his innovative lab-on-a-chip and developed a way to not only check a patient's HIV status anywhere in the world with just a finger prick, but also synchronize the results automatically and instantaneously with central health-care records -- 10 times faster than the benchtop ELISA. (2013-01-24)
Selenium supplements may contribute to reduced HIV viral load
Taking daily selenium supplements appears to increase the level of the essential mineral in the blood and may suppress the progression of viral load in patients with HIV infection, according to an article in the Jan. (2007-01-22)
Developing countries need support to ethically conduct unlinked anonymous HIV testing
Data collected from HIV surveillance are crucial to guide public health interventions, planning, and prevention efforts. (2009-01-20)
Cocaine use may increase HIV vulnerability
Bethesda, MD -- Cocaine use may increase one's vulnerability to HIV infection, according to a new research report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology. (2013-09-30)
Phase I study of novel gene therapy for HIV
The results are in for Phase I clinical trials of a gene therapy for AIDS. (2006-11-06)
'New' human adenovirus may not make for good vaccines, after all
In a new study of four adenovirus vectors, Wistar researchers show that a reportedly rare human adenovirus, AdHu26, is not so rare, after all, and would not be optimal as a vaccine carrier. (2010-08-11)
Pneumococcal vaccine reduces antibiotic-resistant infections in children by 62 percent
The pneumococcal vaccine recommended for young children not only prevents illness and death, but also has dramatically reduced severe antibiotic-resistant infections, suggests nationwide research being presented at IDWeek 2014. (2014-10-10)
Study pushes back the origin of HIV-related retroviruses to 60 million years ago
A research group led by Daniel Elleder from the Czech Academy of Sciences has used genomic data from the exotic Malayan flying lemur (colugo) to uncover the oldest lentivirus ever identified, whose first emergence may date to as early as 60 million years ago. (2016-08-09)
HIV-positive patients have shorter survival periods while awaiting liver transplants
A new study on HIV-positive patients eligible for liver transplants found that their survival while waiting for a transplant is significantly shorter than patients who are HIV-negative. (2005-11-03)
New protein thwarts HIV attachment
HHMI researchers have synthesized a protein that jams the (2001-01-11)
UCLA scientists transform HIV into cancer-seeking missile
Camouflaging an impotent AIDS virus in new clothes enables it to hunt down metastasized cancer cells in living mice, reports a UCLA AIDS Institute study in the Feb. (2005-02-13)
BUSM/BMC researchers awarded $3.5 million grant from the NIDA
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine and Boston Medical Center were recently awarded a $3.5 million grant from the National Institute on Drug Abuse, to improve upon the (2011-07-21)
Pregnancy Hormone May Help Fight HIV
An animal study at the National Institutes of Health has produced intriguing evidence that a pregnancy hormone may protect the developing fetus from the ravages of the human immunodeficiency virus, HIV. (1997-04-02)
Anti-HIV drugs reduce the cause of some forms of vision loss
A potential new therapeutic use for anti-HIV drugs known as protease inhibitors in limiting the vision loss that often follows retinal detachment has been suggested by researchers studying the effects of the drugs in a mouse model of the condition. (2008-05-22)
Study sees need for standardized evaluation of antibody response to HIV-1
US Military HIV Research Program researcher Victoria R. Polonis, Ph.D., and colleagues released findings on a study of cross-clade neutralization patterns among HIV-1 strains from six major clades in the June 5, 2008, issue of Virology. (2008-08-07)
An APT(amer) approach to preventing HIV transmission
Efforts to develop a vaccine that protects against infection with HIV are still showing limited promise. (2011-05-16)
HIV spreads faster as violent conflict looms
A new Brown University analysis of HIV incidence in 36 sub-Saharan African countries finds that new HIV infections rise significantly in the five years before armed conflict breaks out. (2015-11-12)
ECDC study: Nearly 1 in 6 new HIV diagnoses in Europe are among people over 50
A study published in The Lancet HIV showed that while the rate of newly reported HIV cases in Europe remained steady in younger people between 2004 and 2015, it increased by 2 percent each year overall in older people. (2017-09-28)
Trojan Horse Virus Controls Hiv Infection
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) grantees at Yale University have converted a common livestock virus into a Trojan horse that selectively targets HIV- infected cells and then destroys them. (1997-09-05)
UNC-Chapel Hill researchers reveal type of vaginal bacteria that protects women from HIV
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a type of vaginal bacteria within the mucus of the female reproductive system that can protect women from HIV as well as other sexually transmitted infections. (2015-10-08)
International AIDS training and research program awarded $3.6 million from NIH
The Fogarty International Center of the National Institutes of Health has awarded a five-year, $3.6 million grant to an international AIDS training and research program based at the Miriam Hospital to continue training foreign researchers in countries most affected by the HIV/AIDS epidemic. (2010-07-08)
Scripps research scientists determine structure of immune molecule that counteracts HIV strains
In findings that contribute to efforts to design an AIDS vaccine, a team led by Scripps Research Institute scientists has determined the structure of an immune system antibody molecule that effectively acts against most strains of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the virus that causes AIDS. (2010-06-01)
Scientists find heavy HIV levels in patient fluids less than 30 days after start of flu-like symptoms
Scientists have discovered high levels of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in the saliva, spinal fluid, semen and vaginal fluid, as well as in the blood, of patients newly infected by the virus, according to a new medical study. (2001-05-21)
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