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Asia-Pacific countries adopt roadmap to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 06/08/2015 - 07:00
Heads of government, ministers and other high-level officials from 50 countries and territories in Asia and the Pacific endorsed the Report of the Asia-Pacific Intergovernmental Meeting on HIV and...
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Research offers a new approach to improving HIV vaccines

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 12:00
Researchers identify a molecule that recognizes HIV and initiates an immune response -- the findings could help improve the efficacy of HIV vaccines to prevent infectionIn a scientific discovery...
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Huge AIDS improvements since the 80s - but infections 'remain a problem'

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 06/05/2015 - 06:00
While far fewer people - thanks to HIV drug advances - suffer seriously shortened lives as a result of AIDS-related infections, the problem cannot be forgotten, say researchers.
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Online hookup sites increase HIV rates in sometimes surprising ways

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 06:00
The introduction of Craigslist led to an increase in HIV-infection cases of 13.
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Why HIV's cloak has a long tail

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Wed, 06/03/2015 - 04:00
Probing envelope protein incorporation into viral particlesVirologists at Emory University School of Medicine, Yerkes National Primate Research Center, and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta have...
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'Taste for sugar' could be HIV's major weakness

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Mon, 06/01/2015 - 11:00
Researchers have found that shutting the sugar pipeline in activated immune cells can help prevent the spread of HIV by stopping the virus from replicating.
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Dramatic rise in STDs and HIV in Rhode Island

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00
Newly released data show that rates of several STDs have increased sharply from 2013 to 2014 in Rhode Island, with better testing and high-risk behaviors behind the figures.
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Wild chimps teach Stanford scientists about gene that encodes HIV-fighting protein

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 11:00
Different people can vary substantially in their genetic susceptibility to viruses, including HIV.
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HIV's sweet tooth is its downfall

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Fri, 05/29/2015 - 07:00
New strategy to halt HIV growth: Block its sugar and nutrient pipelineHIV has a voracious sweet tooth, which turns out to be its Achilles' heel, reports a new study from Northwestern Medicine and...
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Major clinical trial supports early treatment for all HIV patients

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 11:00
A major international study finds HIV patients are significantly less likely to develop AIDS and other serious illnesses if they receive early treatment with antiretroviral drugs.
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Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals

Medical News Today - HIV/AIDS - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 08:00
NIH-funded trial results likely will impact global treatment guidelinesA major international randomized clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of...
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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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