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HIVMA responds to U.S. HIV/AIDS strategy update

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:00
Statement from HIVMA Chair Adaora Adimora, MD, MPH on the Release of the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the 50th Anniversary of Medicaid and Medicare: As we applaud the release of the...
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New amfAR report highlights oriority actions to help states achieve national HIV/AIDS strategy goals

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 11:00
Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level.
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How to become a T follicular helper cell

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 08:00
Uncovering the signals that govern the fate of T helper cells is a big step toward improved vaccine designFollicular helper T cells (cells with green surface markers) interact closely with B...
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HVTN 505 vaccine induced antibodies nonspecific for HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:00
NIH-supported study explores why candidate HIV vaccine was not protectiveA study by researchers at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and Duke University helps explain why...
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amfAR report highlights priorities to help states achieve national HIV/AIDS strategy goals

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 07:00
Major achievements have been made in the domestic HIV/AIDS response as a result of increased realignment and coordination of efforts at the federal level.
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Kicking latent HIV: New strategies to reactivate reservoirs of latent infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/31/2015 - 03:00
In cells with latent HIV infection, the virus is dormant, and such cells are therefore not attacked by the immune system or by standard antiretroviral therapy.
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Monitoring wildlife may shed light on spread of antibiotic resistance in humans

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/30/2015 - 05:00
Study in African animals provides clues to antibiotic effectsAntibiotics are a blessing but may also be an empty promise of health when microbes develop resistance to our pharmacological arsenal.
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Improvement in the quality of VMMC made possible through the continuous quality improvement approach

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/29/2015 - 11:00
The continuous quality improvement approach was introduced on a pilot basis to 30 sites across UgandaThe continuous quality improvement (CQI) approach was introduced on a pilot basis to 30 sites...
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In CRISPR advance, scientists successfully edit human T cells

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:00
In a project spearheaded by investigators at UC San Francisco, scientists have devised a new strategy to precisely modify human T cells using the genome-editing system known as CRISPR/Cas9.
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Improved survival of HIV patients facilitates heart disease research

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/28/2015 - 09:00
The improved survival rate of HIV patients in sub-Saharan Africa due to effective treatment programs is increasing the ability of researchers in Africa to study the impacts of cardiovascular disease...
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FDA approves diagnostic test to differentiate between types of HIV infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/24/2015 - 12:00
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved the Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 HIV Ag-Ab assay, the first FDA-approved diagnostic that differentiates between HIV-1 antibodies, HIV-2 antibodies, and...
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Stanford researchers link HIV susceptibility to little-understood immune cell class

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 06:00
High diversity among certain cells that help fight viruses and tumors is strongly associated with the likelihood of subsequent infection by HIV, Stanford University School of Medicine researchers...
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Screening in pregnancy key to eliminating mother-to-child HIV transmission

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 05:00
Canada has almost eliminated mother-to-child HIV transmission, known as vertical transmission, in recent years by ensuring that all women have the opportunity to be screened for HIV in pregnancy and...
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New drug combination treats hepatitis C patients also infected with HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/23/2015 - 03:00
Roughly 20 to 30 percent of patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are also infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV).
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Early antiretroviral therapy prevents non-AIDS outcomes in HIV-infected people, study

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:00
New findings illustrate manifold benefit of therapyStarting antiretroviral therapy early not only prevents serious AIDS-related diseases, but also prevents the onset of cancer, cardiovascular...
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Dr. Fauci at IAS 2015: Comprehensive global prevention can end HIV/AIDS pandemic

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 05:00
Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be...
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HIV treatment has social and socioeconomic benefits, as well as improved health: Study

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
New research shows that HIV treatment for illicit drug users improves their social and socioeconomic wellbeing as well as their health.
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Study finds PrEP use feasible among high-risk groups in US community settings

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
A majority of men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender women (TGW) at high risk for HIV infection took anti-HIV medication for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), most of the time, in a...
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Cash transfers conditional on schooling do not prevent HIV among young South African women

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
A Phase III, individually randomized trial has found conditional cash transfers for school attendance did not reduce the risk of HIV among high-school aged women in South Africa, investigators from...
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Young South African women can adhere to daily PrEP regimen as HIV prevention, study finds

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/22/2015 - 04:00
Men in Bangkok, Harlem also successful in taking daily doseA clinical study funded by the National Institutes of Health has found that young, single black women in South Africa adhered to a daily...
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