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Preclinical trial data brings new hope for HIV vaccine

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 11:00
Despite many setbacks in the road to developing an effective HIV vaccine, Johnson & Johnson report success in animal trials of their latest attempt.
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Study shows novel HIV vaccine regimen provides robust protection in non-human primates

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 07/03/2015 - 03:00
A new study led by scientists at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) shows that an HIV-1 vaccine regimen, involving a viral vector boosted with a purified envelope protein, provided complete...
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Clinical investigation reviews approaches and outcomes of Africa-based HIV trials

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 05:00
A new article in Clinical Investigation highlights the learnings gleaned from monitoring several complex HIV clinical trials in Africa over a 15 year period.
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Scientists unravel elusive structure of HIV protein

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 07/02/2015 - 03:00
HIV, or human immunodeficiency virus, is the retrovirus that leads to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome or AIDS.
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Cuba eliminates mother-to-child HIV and syphilis, WHO report

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 07/01/2015 - 11:00
Following a regional initiative to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, Cuba becomes the first country to receive WHO validation for reaching the goal.
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HIV risk 'reduced by longer secondary schooling'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 06/29/2015 - 03:00
Researchers estimates pupils receiving an extra year of secondary school had an 8 percentage point lower risk of HIV infection a decade later than those that did not.
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Global AIDS efforts must improve or infections and deaths will increase

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/26/2015 - 03:00
A new report states that unless efforts to stop new HIV infections and improve access to treatment improve over the next 5 years, deaths from AIDS and HIV infections will increase.
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Needle exchanges can prevent more HIV outbreaks like one in Indiana

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 06/25/2015 - 04:00
In New England Journal of Medicine, two experts make case for lifting federal funding bans for such programs to protect health of IV drug usersCongress needs to immediately lift the ban on...
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PrEP data links anti-HIV immune response to reduce chance of infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 06/23/2015 - 03:00
Research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences found that some individuals exposed to HIV-1, but who remain uninfected, have a certain pattern of virus-specific immune...
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UCLA research offers more evidence for possible link between cocaine use and HIV infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 05:00
New UCLA research offers further evidence that cocaine use disrupts the immune system, making people who use it more likely to become infected with HIV.
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PrEP is not linked to greater risk for depression

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 06/22/2015 - 03:00
A new paper out of the iPrEx study--a randomized, placebo-controlled trial of daily oral HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in men and transgender women who have sex with men--reported no link...
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Scripps team lays 'spectacular' foundations for HIV vaccine

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 11:00
Researchers at The Scripps Institute report preliminary success in designing a component for a potential HIV vaccine based on immunogens, rather than a deactivated virus.
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Have HIV vaccines been missing a step? Pre-clinical evidence in Cell & Science paper trio

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 10:00
The nature of HIV to mutate as soon as it enters its host has been a major frustration for HIV vaccine researchers.
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Sequential immunizations could be the key to HIV vaccine

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 07:00
The immune response could be guided, stepwise, to develop a special class of HIV-fighting antibodies, experiments suggestAs part of experiments intended to guide the immune system toward the...
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New model to study HIV latency in brain cells

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 07:00
Over 35 million people worldwide are currently infected by HIV. Antiviral therapies can keep the virus from multiplying.
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Scientists show AIDS vaccine candidate successfully 'primes' immune system

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/19/2015 - 07:00
New research led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Rockefeller University shows in mice that an experimental vaccine...
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Genetic changes identified that make HIV elusive to drugs

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 06/18/2015 - 03:00
For the first time, researchers have identified two locations where slight differences in human immunodeficiency virus genetic code can change the way the virus infects cells.
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World spends more than $200 billion to make countries healthier

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 11:00
The world invested more than $200 billion to improve health in lower-income countries over the past 15 years.
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HIV testing to become routine in innovative Coventry GP pilot

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 06/17/2015 - 10:00
HIV testing in Coventry (UK) is to become a routine part of registering with a GP at ten surgeries across the city, which has the highest prevalence of the condition in the West Midlands.
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Vitamin D status related to immune response to HIV-1

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 06/16/2015 - 10:00
Vitamin D plays an important part in the human immune response and deficiency can leave individuals less able to fight infections like HIV-1.
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