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December 1, 2015

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December 1, 2015

Why Some People Would Pay for a Drug They Probably Won't Ever Need

Dec. 1, 2015 — A sick person is obviously willing to pay for a good medical treatment, but economists have found that healthy people are potentially a much broader, if largely overlooked, market for medical ... read more

Nixing Latex: Building the Perfect Condom With Hydrogel, Plant-Based Antioxidants

Nov. 23, 2015 — In 2014, there were about 36.9 million people living with HIV and about 2 million were infected. The virus, which causes AIDS, is commonly spread through sexual activity, and although antiretroviral ... read more

Evolution of Severely Immunosuppressed HIV Patients Depends on the Immunologic and Virologic Response

Nov. 23, 2015 — Health authorities recommend HIV-infected patients starting treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, regardless of the level of immunosuppression and viral load. Even in the worst scenario, if ... read more

European Hospitals Overlook Every Other Person With HIV

Nov. 20, 2015 — Many European hospitals fail to routinely test people who may be at risk of an HIV-infection, a new study reveals. If tests were more widely used in healthcare, fewer HIV-patients would go unnoticed, ... read more

Nov. 17, 2015 — Low levels of vitamin D may limit the effectiveness of HIV treatment in adults, a researcher has found. An 18-month longitudinal study was conducted in which the immune status of 398 HIV-positive ... read more

Scientists Find Surprising Trait in Anti-HIV Antibodies

Nov. 17, 2015 — Scientists have new weapons in the fight against HIV. Their new study describes four prototype antibodies that target a specific weak spot on the ... read more

Millions of Those Infected With Hiv Have Never Been Diagnosed Due to the Fear of Being Tested, New Research Reveals

Nov. 17, 2015 — British academics have carried out the largest global review of psychological barriers behind HIV testing and the factors that may influence people’s decision to be ... read more

Safe Spaces Play Important Role in Community-Based HIV Prevention, Research Finds

Nov. 16, 2015 — The creation and sustainment of 'safe spaces' may play a critical role in community-based HIV prevention efforts by providing social support and reducing environmental barriers for ... read more

Effect of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV Infection Integrated With Community Health Services

Nov. 16, 2015 — The rate of acquiring human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was extremely low despite a high incidence of sexually transmitted infections in a study where pre-exposure antiretroviral medication to ... read more

Breakthrough in the Treatment of HIV by Successfully Developing a Prototype Vaccine Vector

Nov. 13, 2015 — Scientists have developed a prototype HIV vaccine vector using a similar approach to that used for a vaccination for Ebola and ... read more

Nov. 12, 2015 — A new analysis of HIV incidence in 36 sub-Saharan African countries finds that new HIV infections rise significantly in the five years before armed conflict breaks out. The new study tracked HIV ... read more

Protein-RNA Structure Hints at How Viruses Commandeer Human Proteins

Nov. 11, 2015 — Researchers have produced the first image of an important human protein as it binds with ribonucleic acid (RNA), a discovery that could offer clues to how some viruses, including HIV, control ... read more

Research Points to Development of Single Vaccine for Chikungunya, Related Viruses

Nov. 10, 2015 — What if a single vaccine could protect people from infection by many different viruses? That concept is a step closer to reality. Researchers have identified 'broadly neutralizing' ... read more

IL-21 Repairs Immune Function in Primate Model of HIV Infection

Nov. 9, 2015 — A combination treatment aimed at repairing the immune system has shown encouraging effects in a nonhuman primate model of HIV infection, both during and after a course of antiretroviral drug ... read more

HIV Prevention: New Look at PrEP Study Points to Efficacy for Transgender Women

Nov. 6, 2015 — In a new look at the groundbreaking iPrEx trial for people at high risk of HIV infection, researchers have identified strong evidence of efficacy for transgender women when PrEP, a two-drug ... read more

Tenofovir Linked With Acute Kidney Injury in HIV-Infected Patients

Nov. 6, 2015 — Acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with tenofovir disoproxil fumarate (TDF) was prevalent among HIV-infected patients and demonstrated a high morbidity rate in a new center-based study. More than ... read more

Nov. 5, 2015 — Researchers report that engineered molecules that target both killer T cells and HIV-infected cells that contain viral envelope protein (Env) can induce killing of the HIV-infected cells and further ... read more

Anti-HIV Drug for Adults Is Safe, Effective in Children Exposed to Nevirapine in the Womb

Nov. 3, 2015 — HIV-infected children exposed in the womb to nevirapine, a drug used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission, can safely and effectively transition to efavirenz, a similar drug recommended for ... read more

Effectiveness of Efavirenz-Based Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV-Infected Children

Nov. 3, 2015 — Researchers evaluated whether HIV-infected children in South Africa who had achieved viral suppression with one treatment could transition to efavirenz-based therapy without risk of viral ... read more

Could Self-Disseminating Vaccines Cut Off Emerging Infectious Diseases at Source?

Nov. 2, 2015 — An expert review identifies state-of-the-art of self-disseminating vaccines as a new and potentially powerful strategy to circumvent diseases such as Ebola at the animal source before their ... read more

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