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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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Study reveals how a Rab protein controls HIV-1 replication

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 05/06/2015 - 03:00
HIV-1 replication requires the coordinated movement of the virus's components toward the plasma membrane of an immune cell, where the virions are assembled and ultimately released.
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'Can opener' molecule makes HIV vulnerable to attack

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 11:00
Scientists have discovered that a molecule can be used to render cells infected with HIV-1 vulnerable to naturally present antibodies.
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Study illustrates how chickenpox virus can cause a stroke in an HIV patient

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 05/05/2015 - 04:00
Patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can, in rare cases, experience bleeding on the brain that causes a type of stroke called intracerebral hemorrhage.
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Condom use higher in young HIV-positive women with gender-equal views, study finds

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 03:00
A study of more than 500 HIV-positive adults from KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa finds women with greater perceptions of gender equality are more likely to use condoms.
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Optimizing treatment protocols when diagnostics are costly

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 14:00
Optimal treatment strategies in the context of 'treatment for prevention' against HIV-1.
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Improving the effect of HIV drugs by the use of a vaccine

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 04:00
A vaccine containing a protein necessary for virus replication can boost an HIV-infected patient's immune system, according to clinical research published in the open-access journal Retrovirology.
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Stopping HIV in its tracks

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/30/2015 - 03:00
Oak Crest scientists develop novel subdermal implant for the prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDSIs the end of HIV near?
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Increased risk of spreading HIV while circumcision wounds heal

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 04:00
Researchers have found that men with HIV may face an increased risk of infecting female partners with the disease while wounds from circumcision surgery heal.
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Alcohol use disorders - stronger predictor of mortality than chronic hepatitis C virus infection

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 03:00
Chronic hepatitis C infection is associated with increased risk of mortality when severe comorbidities and/or alcohol use disorders are also presentResults presented at The International Liver...
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Brains of HIV-positive elders have less Alzheimer's-linked damage

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 05:00
Elderly people with HIV/AIDS have fewer lesions of Alzheimer's disease in their brains than their HIV-negative peers, new findings presented at Touro College Research Day show.
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7 great achievements in child health research celebrated at Pediatric Academic Societies

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 04:00
Pediatric research discoveries over the past 40 years have led to prevention and treatment strategies that have saved millions of lives worldwide.
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Risk of hepatitis D higher among HIV infected and injection drug users

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/23/2015 - 05:00
Researchers from Taiwan determined that individuals with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection or those who inject illicit drugs have a higher risk of becoming infected with the hepatitis D...
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A bad buzz: Men with HIV need fewer drinks to feel effects

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 04:00
Researchers at Yale and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System compared the number of drinks that men with HIV infection, versus those without it, needed to get a buzz.
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Key to better sex ed: Focus on gender & power

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 03:00
Making sexuality and HIV education programs more effectiveA new analysis by Population Council researcher Nicole Haberland provides powerful evidence that sexuality and HIV education programs...
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Surge of HIV cases among drug users in Indiana underscores value of syringe services programs

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Tue, 04/21/2015 - 05:00
Amid growing evidence that HIV and hepatitis C are on the rise among people who inject drugs (PWID) in some parts of the United States, amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research has released a new...
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Report highlights current barriers to sustainable impact of HIV and TB investments in Tanzania

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:00
Redeployment: Opportunities to Control HIV and TB in Tanzania, released by the IDSA Education and Research Foundation Center for Global Health Policy, combines observations from a visit by Center...
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First systematic review of the scientific literature on men who have sex with men (MSM) and blood donation

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 05:00
The scientific journal PLOS ONE recently published a scientific article by the Belgian Red Cross analyzing whether men who have sex with other men and donate blood pose a risk in terms of...
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Global recession linked to rising HIV deaths, study finds

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 05:00
Rising unemployment is linked to higher death rates from HIV, according to research published in the Journal of Global Health.
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Six questions about HIV/AIDS that deserve more attention

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 04/16/2015 - 05:00
As HIV investigators work to control and eradicate the virus worldwide, certain myths or misconceptions about the disease have been embraced, whereas other concepts with merit have been left...
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