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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. 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

Study Examines Bacterial Susceptibility to Antibiotics Used to Treat Gonorrhea

Nov. 3, 2015 — Although gonorrhea susceptibility to the antibiotic cefixime has been improving in recent years, suggesting a halt of a drift towards antibiotic resistance, data for 2014 indicates a worsening of ... read more

New Research Opens Door to Understanding Human Tonsil Cancer

Nov. 2, 2015 — Researchers have developed a groundbreaking method to identify and separate stem cells that reside in the tonsils. While stem cells in many other body tissues have been well studied, little is known ... read more

Nov. 2, 2015 — In general, herpes viruses are considered to be specific to a single species or group of related animals. Recent research findings contradict this assumption by showing that two equine herpes viruses ... read more

Around a Fifth of Unvaccinated Ethnic School Girls in UK Think They Don't Need HPV Jab

Nov. 2, 2015 — Around 20 per cent of girls from ethnic minority backgrounds are not being vaccinated against the Human Papilloma Virus because they feel they don't need to have ... read more

New Immunotherapy Treatment May Clear Cancer-Causing HPV Infections Faster

Oct. 30, 2015 — A new therapeutic vaccine, GTL001, developed to clear HPV strains 16 and 18 – the types most likely to cause cancer – is being evaluated for safety in a Phase I clinical ... 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

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

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

Experimental Treatment Regimen Effective Against HIV

Oct. 19, 2015 — Protease inhibitors are a class of antiviral drugs that are commonly used to treat HIV. Scientists have designed a new delivery system for these drugs that, when coupled with another investigational ... read more

Outreach Increases Completion of HPV Vaccination Series by Adolescent Girls

Oct. 19, 2015 — A multicomponent outreach program increased completion of the three-dose human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination series that reduces the risk of cervical cancer caused by the virus, say ... read more

Researchers Propose Novel Solution to HIV Prevention

Oct. 15, 2015 — Enemas are commonly used by men who have sex with men (MSM) and transwomen (TW) before sexual intercourse. But these groups are vulnerable to HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) ... read more

Updated Pap Smear Test Guidelines Lead to Decreased STI Screening, Study Finds

Oct. 15, 2015 — Following the introduction of Cancer Care Ontario's 2012 cervical cancer screening guidelines, female patients were 50 per cent less likely to undergo screening for sexually transmitted ... read more

Blood T Cells Are Resistant to HIV's Primary Death Pathway

Oct. 14, 2015 — Scientists have discovered that blood-derived T cells are resistant to the chief cause of cell death in HIV infection. Instead, it is T cells in the lymphoid tissues that are most susceptible and ... read more

HIV Drugs Provide Added Benefit of Protecting Against Hepatitis B Virus

Oct. 12, 2015 — In a study involving 2,400 men who have sex with men who were also enrolled in the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study, researchers report that men with HIV who were treated effectively with HIV therapy ... read more

Affordable Care Act Helps Virginia Improve HIV Outcomes

Oct. 8, 2015 — Low-income HIV patients enrolled in Affordable Care Act health-care plans achieved better outcomes and the resulting cost savings allowed the state of Virginia to support care for more patients, ... read more

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