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Twitter could provide valuable details about transgender individuals' health, social needs

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 05:00
Twitter 'big data' could provide valuable details about transgender individuals' health and social needsTransgender and gender nonconforming people are at high risk for diseases such as AIDS and...
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Health and social inequities drives HIV in young men who have sex with other men

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:00
In addition, younger average age at sexual debut with another man was also associated with a greater likelihood of HIV seroconversionHIV infections continue to rise in a new generation of young...
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Bacterial communities of female genital tract have impact on inflammation, HIV risk

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 09:00
Most common bacterial community in healthy South African women may increase presence of T cells targeted by HIVA team led by researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Ragon...
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'Redesigned' antibodies may control HIV: Vanderbilt study

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 07:00
With the help of a computer program called "Rosetta," researchers at Vanderbilt University have "redesigned" an antibody that has increased potency and can neutralize more strains of the AIDS-causing...
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HIV reservoirs remain obstacles to cure

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 06:00
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) has proven lifesaving for people infected with HIV; however, the medications are a lifelong necessity for most HIV-infected individuals and present practical, logistical...
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Microclinics help keep Kenyan HIV patients in care

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 08:00
A team led by researchers from UC San Francisco, Organic Health Response, and Microclinic International is reporting results of a study that showed significant benefits of microclinics -- an...
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Computational design improves potency of a broadly neutralizing HIV-1 antibody

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 05/19/2015 - 07:00
Thirty-five million people worldwide are currently living with HIV-1/AIDS. Broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) have been isolated from some patients with HIV-1, and these antibodies recognize...
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Donations between people with HIV 'could reduce organ demand'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:00
Donations between people infected with HIV could cut pressure on the US national organ donor list, suggests an assessment of the quality of deceased organs in Philadelphia.
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TSRI scientists identify interferon beta as likely culprit in persistent viral infections

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 05/16/2015 - 03:00
Interferon proteins are normally considered virus-fighters, but scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found evidence that one of them, interferon beta (IFNβ), has an...
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Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 05/15/2015 - 10:00
In patients with HIV, a diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lowering blood sugar. A new study from researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St.
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New amfAR report warns of trade agreement's potentially damaging effects on global public health

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 05:00
The proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), a free trade agreement currently being negotiated among 12 Pacific Rim countries, threatens the future availability of affordable generic medicines and...
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Study shows role of disease-fighting cells in HIV-related neurological damage

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 05/14/2015 - 04:00
Findings add to evidence that macrophage accumulation is central to brain injuryDespite symptom-stifling anti-retroviral drugs, as many as half of all patients living with HIV experience...
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FDA propose to lift ban on blood donation for gay, bisexual men

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:00
The FDA have issued draft guidelines stating that gay and bisexual men should be allowed to donate blood, providing they have not had sex with another man in the last 12 months.
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Gender difference in vital cell count of HIV patients

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/13/2015 - 06:00
Male HIV patients in rural South Africa reach the low immunity levels required to become eligible for antiretroviral treatment in less than half the time it takes for immunity levels to drop to...
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GSK team up with US researchers to advance search for HIV cure

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:00
Pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline have partnered with researchers from UNC-Chapel Hill to create a research center that will focus on finding a cure for HIV.
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New global campaign calling for equal access to healthcare for LGBTI people

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 05:00
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has this week launched a new global campaign - Write Us In - calling for equitable access to healthcare for LGBTI people everywhere.
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UCSF team proposes new clinical model - Improving primary care by addressing trauma

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 03:00
Recognizing that patients' experiences of childhood and adult trauma are common and have a direct impact on their health, UCSF clinical researchers and Positive Women's Network-USA have developed...
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Hepatitis C common among HIV-positive patients in sub-Saharan Africa

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 05:00
A new study has found high levels of infection with hepatitis C (HCV) across Africa, particularly in people infected with HIV.
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Are scare tactics off the table for public health campaigns targeting HIV?

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 04:00
Columbia scholars highlight potential and pitfalls of health campaigns that can frighten, disgust, and stigmatizeOver the last ten years, public health campaigns in New York City around smoking...
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Patients with AIDS at increased risk of developing age-related macular degeneration

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 03:00
New study results add to growing body of research that HIV-infected patients may experience age-related diseases earlier in lifePatients with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) have a...
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