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HIV Issues
Identify Patterns of HIV Risk Among People Who Inject Drugs in Vietnam

( - Chapel Hill, NC – People who inject drugs (PWID) in Vietnam are disproportionately affected by HIV. While HIV prevalence among the general population aged 15-49 is 0.4 percent....

Feb 7, 2018 - 11:00:52 AM

HIV Issues
Phone-Delivered Therapy Reduces Depression in People Living with HIV

( - Athens, Ga. – Interpersonal psychotherapy is a common, in-person treatment for depression, but new research from the University of Georgia found that this type of one-on-one therapy can be successfully delivered over the telephone.

Feb 2, 2018 - 10:54:02 AM

HIV Issues
Using Social and Risk Networks Helps Identify People Undiagnosed with HIVUsing Social and Risk Networks Helps Identify People Undiagnosed with HIV

( - Conducting HIV testing among the social and risk networks of those recently diagnosed with HIV helps identify undiagnosed cases of HIV at significantly higher rates and at a lower cost than other testing approaches

Jan 23, 2018 - 10:51:26 AM

HIV Issues
Multivalent Antibodies Show Effectiveness for HIV Prevention and Promise for Treatment and Cure

( - Chapel Hill, NC – The ability of HIV to mutate has been a major challenge to vaccine development.

Jan 18, 2018 - 10:28:58 AM

HIV Issues
Common Birth Control Shot Linked to Risk of HIV Infection

( - WASHINGTON—Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV

Jan 5, 2018 - 10:18:07 AM

HIV Issues
Duke-Led Team Develops More Accurate Tool to Track New HIV Infections

( - DURHAM, N.C. – Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute have led an effort to develop a more accurate way to gauge the incidence of HIV infections in large populations, which will improve research and prevention strategies worldwide.

Dec 21, 2017 - 10:29:22 AM

HIV Issues
Study Suggests a Way to Stop HIV in its Tracks

( - MAYWOOD, IL.  – When HIV-1 infects an immune cell, the virus travels to the nucleus so quickly there's not enough time to set off the cell's alarm system.

Dec 1, 2017 - 2:04:09 PM

HIV Issues
HIV Patients at Greater Risk of Both Heart and Kidney Disease

( - HIV patients and their doctors are urged to be more aware of the additional health risks associated with treated HIV infection.

Nov 8, 2017 - 10:58:45 AM

HIV Issues
Transgender Women Take Triple the Number of HIV Tests as Trans Men

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – A new University at Buffalo study has shown that HIV testing among transgender adults was higher in those who identified as female, were African-American or Hispanic, or had a history of incarceration.

Nov 1, 2017 - 12:14:21 PM

HIV Issues
New Research Opens the Door to ‘Functional Cure’ for HIV

( - JUPITER, FL  – In findings that open the door to a completely different approach to curing HIV infections....

Oct 18, 2017 - 10:56:37 AM

HIV Issues
Researchers Create Molecule that Could ‘kick and kill’ HIV

( - In lab animals, a particle developed by UCLA, Stanford, NIH scientists awakens dormant virus cells and then knocks them out

Oct 5, 2017 - 12:28:46 PM

HIV Issues
When HIV Drugs Don’t Cooperate

( - The term “synergy” has gained a reputation as an overused buzzword, but it has a quantifiable definition in pharmacology.

Oct 3, 2017 - 1:33:03 PM

HIV Issues
Relationship Found Between HIV Risk & Individual AND Community Level Educational Status

( - PHILADELPHIA  – 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.

Sep 19, 2017 - 11:28:41 AM

HIV Issues
HIV-AIDS: Following Your Gut

( - Montreal, September 18, 2017 – Researchers at the Université de Montréal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have discovered a way to slow viral replication in the gastrointestinal tract of people infected by HIV-AIDS.

Sep 18, 2017 - 9:56:01 AM

HIV Issues
Older Adults With HIV Overlooked

( - WASHINGTON -- 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

Aug 4, 2017 - 10:15:30 AM

HIV Issues
The Cells That Stand in the Way of Curing HIV: New Discovery Expands Understanding of Bone Marrow’s Role

( - Every day, 17 million HIV-infected people around the world swallow pills that keep the virus inside them at bay.

Jul 31, 2017 - 12:36:14 PM

HIV Issues
Penile Microbiome as a Risk Factor for HIV in Men

( - WASHINGTON, DC  — A ten-fold increase in some types of bacteria living under the foreskin can increase a man’s risk of HIV infection by up to 63 percent

Jul 26, 2017 - 1:32:08 PM

HIV Issues
UNC to Test Therapeutic Vaccine in People Living with HIV

( - Chapel Hill, NC – A multidisciplinary research team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has been awarded more than $5.6 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH)....

Jul 25, 2017 - 11:20:24 AM

HIV Issues
UNC Study Advances the Ability to Expose Latent HIV

( - Chapel Hill, NC – Exposing hidden HIV reservoirs so that they can be cleared is a strategy being tested in efforts to develop therapies to cure the nearly 40 million people worldwide living with HIV.

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:03:34 AM

HIV Issues
San Diego Team Tests Best Delivery Mode for Potential HIV Vaccine

( - LA JOLLA, CA—For decades, HIV has successfully evaded all efforts to create an effective vaccine but researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI) are steadily inching closer.

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:30:12 AM

HIV Issues
Knowing HIV Levels Are ‘Undetectable’ May Affect Sexual Behavior

( - Understanding and responding to behavioral trends in groups that are at high risk for HIV infection is critical to the development of effective strategies that decrease HIV incidence

Jun 16, 2017 - 11:26:59 AM

HIV Issues
Investigational Vaccine Protected Monkeys From HIV-Like Virus

( - DURHAM, N.C. -- Building on insights from an HIV vaccine regimen in humans that had partial success during a phase 3 clinical trial in Thailand, a Duke-led research team....

Jun 8, 2017 - 10:04:02 AM

HIV Issues
U.S. Could Learn from Success of East African Strategy in Curbing HIV Epidemic

( - In an editorial in the June 6 issue of JAMA, Emory infectious disease experts describe global progress toward achieving ambitious United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) targets for 2020, while highlighting steps still needed....

Jun 7, 2017 - 4:43:41 PM

HIV Issues
Supportive Housing Improves Health of Formerly Homeless People with HIV/AIDS

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. – Ask Elizabeth Bowen about the intersection of homelessness and HIV/AIDS in the United States and she’ll respond without hesitation, “Housing equals health.”

May 31, 2017 - 2:25:41 PM

HIV Issues
Reservoirs of Latent HIV Can Grow Despite Effective Therapy

( - Researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report new evidence that immune cells infected with a latent form of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) are able to proliferate...

May 31, 2017 - 10:42:27 AM

HIV Issues
Gene Editing Strategy Eliminates HIV-1 Infection in Live Animals

( - A permanent cure for HIV infection remains elusive due to the virus's ability to hide away in latent reservoirs.

May 2, 2017 - 10:53:57 AM

HIV Issues
New Behavioral Intervention Targets Latino Men at High Risk of HIV Infection

( - WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – April 21, 2017 – Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos

Apr 21, 2017 - 10:08:28 AM

HIV Issues
UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir

( - Chapel Hill, NC – HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system.

Apr 18, 2017 - 12:38:28 PM

HIV Issues
Mobile Phones Improve Outcomes for HIV-Positive People Across the Globe

( - ALBANY, N.Y. -- The use of mobile technology shows great promise for those who are HIV-positive, especially among those who have limited resources and those in poor areas of the world

Apr 10, 2017 - 12:14:43 PM

HIV Issues
'Shock and Kill' Strategy for Curing HIV May Endanger Patients' Brains

( - Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients....

Dec 5, 2016 - 9:54:40 AM

HIV Issues
HIV Provides a Model of Aging

( - While AIDS originally was seen as an adaptive immune disease, the research of Alan Landay, PhD, has contributed to a view of it as a cell driven-inflammation linked to immunosenescence — the gradual deterioration of the immune system that also accompanies normal aging.

Nov 29, 2016 - 9:44:16 AM

HIV Issues
Targeting Dormant HIV

( - Montreal, September 19, 2016 – Why wake up the virus? To better kill it, of course. A team from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) has taken an important step forward in the search for a HIV/AIDS cure.

Sep 19, 2016 - 10:43:26 AM

HIV Issues
HIV: Putting Prevention in Their Pockets

( - BUFFALO, N.Y. - Would people living with HIV be willing to self-report on daily substance use and antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence using a smartphone app?

Aug 23, 2016 - 12:27:19 PM

HIV Issues
Ongoing Need for HIV Safety Net Program

( - A Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes.....

Jun 16, 2016 - 11:08:41 AM

HIV Issues
Researchers May be One Step Closer to Curing HIV

( - Existing antiviral inhibitors can suppress the replication of the HIV virus, but they cannot fully remove it from the human body.

May 17, 2016 - 8:05:05 AM

HIV Issues
Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance From Black Female College Students

( - New research from North Carolina State University and Pennsylvania State University finds that black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention....

Apr 25, 2016 - 11:48:53 AM

HIV Issues
HIV and AIDS: Clearing the Confusion of an Opportunistic Organism

( - Since the discovery of HIV and AIDS more than three decades ago, there has been a great deal of ambiguity surrounding these two conditions

Mar 25, 2016 - 9:30:16 AM

HIV Issues
Antidepressant May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in People with HIV

( - In a small, placebo-controlled clinical trial, Johns Hopkins physicians report that the antidepressant paroxetine modestly improves decision-making and reaction time....

Feb 25, 2016 - 2:39:34 PM

HIV Issues
Nature Study Suggests Pathway to Possible HIV-1 Cure

( - An international team of scientists - among them Courtney Fletcher, Pharm.D., dean of the University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Pharmacy - this week published....

Feb 4, 2016 - 1:46:47 PM

HIV Issues
Myths About HIV/AIDS

( - You may be aware, for instance, that HIV is transmitted through blood. But did you know that you can't get HIV from a mosquito?

Dec 1, 2015 - 10:14:46 AM

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