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November 28, 2015

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November 28, 2015

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

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

Email, Text or Web Portal? Study Probes Patients' Preferences for Receiving Test Results

Oct. 31, 2015 — The results of common medical tests are sometimes delivered to patients by email, letters or voice mail, but are these the most preferred methods? According to one of the first studies to look at ... read more

HIV/AIDS Deaths Are Down in South Africa, but Most Are Still Unacknowledged

Oct. 29, 2015 — After peaking in 2007, AIDS mortality in South Africa has decreased with the widespread introduction of effective antiretroviral therapy, according to new updated ... read more

Vaccine Candidate Supports Immunity Where It Matters Most

Oct. 29, 2015 — One virus creates a long-lived immune reaction in parts of our bodies that serve as our first line of defense against infections, making it a strong candidate for a variety of ... read more

HIV Care Could Save Lives and Billions of Dollars, Computer Model Predicts

Oct. 26, 2015 — A computer model predicts that strengthening a handful of efforts to keep people with HIV in lifetime care, along with more rigorous testing, would potentially avert a projected 752,000 new HIV ... read more

Stopping Tuberculosis Requires New Strategy, Say Experts

Oct. 26, 2015 — Unless there is a major shift in the way the world fights tuberculosis -- from a reliance on biomedical solutions to an approach that combines biomedical interventions with social actions -- the ... read more

Genomic Study Sheds Light on Protective Effects of Malaria Vaccine Candidate

Oct. 21, 2015 — An international team of researchers has used cutting edge genomic methods to uncover key biological insights that help explain the protective effects of the world's most advanced malaria ... read more

Immune Responses Provide Clues for HIV Vaccine Development

Oct. 21, 2015 — Recent research has yielded new information about immune responses associated with -- and potentially responsible for -- protection from HIV infection, providing leads for new strategies to develop ... read more

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