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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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First case of prolonged remission in HIV-infected child reported

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 11:00
Clinicians in France report on the case of an 18-year-old patient who has been in virological remission despite not receiving antiretroviral treatment for the past 12 years.
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InnaVirVax presents highly encouraging results of its first clinical study on VAC-3S immunotherapy for HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 09:00
InnaVirVax, a biopharmaceutical company specialized in research and development of therapeutic and diagnostic solutions for major infectious and chronic diseases, has announced the overall results...
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HIV control through treatment durably prevents heterosexual transmission of virus

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 08:00
NIH-funded trial proves suppressive antiretroviral therapy for HIV-infected people effective in protecting uninfected partnersAntiretroviral treatment that consistently suppresses HIV is highly...
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HPTN 067 demonstrates high-risk populations adhere well to daily PrEP regimen

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 06:00
Results from HPTN 067, a Phase II, randomized, open-label study, demonstrate most study participants had higher coverage of sex events and better adherence when they were assigned to the daily dosing...
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HPTN 052 demonstrates sustained benefit of early antiretroviral therapy

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 05:00
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection provides lasting protection against the sexual transmission of the virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners...
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New study on early infant diagnosis calls for quality information and informed choices for women living with HIV

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 10:00
Today, at the 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015), new community-led research conducted in Kenya, Namibia and Nigeria, reveals that a...
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Cholesterol metabolism in immune cells linked to HIV progression, may lead to new therapy

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 07/20/2015 - 03:00
Enhanced cholesterol metabolism in certain immune cells may help some people infected with HIV naturally control disease progression, according to new research from the University of Pittsburgh...
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HIV uses the immune system's own tools to suppress it

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 04:00
Canadian scientists make a significant discovery on HIV persistenceA Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montreal, led by molecular virologist Eric A.
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Host genetics played a role in vaccine efficacy in the RV144 HIV vaccine trial

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 06:00
New findings published July 15 in the journal Science Translational Medicine show that host genetics played a role in protection against HIV infection in the landmark RV144 vaccine trial conducted in...
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An AIDS-free generation is 15 years away, according to new report

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 11:00
A new report has revealed HIV/AIDS may be fully eradicated by 2030. United Nations 'Millennium Development Goals' set 15 years ago have been achieved 9 months ahead of schedule.
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