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May 6, 2016

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May 6, 2016

Funding Decline for a US Government HIV/AIDS Initiative Raises Concerns

May 3, 2016 — A new study finds a significant decline in funding for an important part of the United States President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR. The study finds a 33 percent drop in funding ... read more

Screening Method Uncovers Drugs That May Combat Deadly Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria

Apr. 29, 2016 — In recent years, hospitals have reported dramatic increases in the number of cases of the highly contagious, difficult-to-treat, and often deadly antibiotic-resistant bacteria carbapenem-resistant ... read more

Researchers Use Viral Particles to Trap Intact Mammalian Protein Complexes

Apr. 29, 2016 — Belgian scientists report their development of Virotrap, a viral particle sorting approach for purifying protein complexes under native conditions. This method catches a bait protein together with ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — A health expert has called for a commitment to contribute resources and energy to control cancer in less-resourced countries, where there are significant gaps in cancer awareness, prevention, ... read more

Online HIV Prevention Resources Face Resistance from Black Female College Students

Apr. 25, 2016 — Black female college students were often unlikely to use online resources related to HIV prevention, due to the stigma associated with the disease and concerns that their social network would learn ... read more

Zinc Deficiency May Contribute to Increased Inflammation Among HIV-Positive Individuals

Apr. 22, 2016 — Researchers report that zinc deficiency may contribute to chronic inflammation among HIV-positive individuals. Theirs is believed to be the first investigation to explore the association between ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — The genes Hobit and Blimp1 have been identified, and researchers have found that these genes control a universal molecular program responsible for placing immune cells at the 'front lines' ... read more

HIV Infection Prematurely Ages Humans by an Average of 5 Years

Apr. 21, 2016 — Thanks to combination antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can be expected to live decades after being infected. Yet doctors have observed that these patients often show signs of premature ... read more

Infectious Outbreaks Must Be Combatted Strategically, Experts Argue

Apr. 21, 2016 — New funding is not enough to guarantee success against emerging infectious diseases around the world. Rather, good governance, a long-term technology investment strategy and strong product management ... read more

Studies Demonstrate Improved Safety Results Achieved With Investigational Drug for Hep B

Apr. 15, 2016 — Studies demonstrate that tenofovir alafenamide (TAF) improves patient safety while maintaining efficacy in patients with chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection compared to tenofovir disoproxil ... read more

Growth in Maternal, Child Health Funding Outpaces Spending on HIV, TB, and Malaria

Apr. 14, 2016 — Funding earmarked for improving maternal and child health in low- and middle-income countries has grown faster since 2010 than funding for HIV, TB, and malaria, according to new ... read more

Apr. 14, 2016 — Scientists have identified a human (host) protein that weakens the immune response to HIV and other viruses. The findings have important implications for improving HIV antiviral therapies, creating ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Researchers have recently developed a portable, paper-based electrochemical platform with multiplexing and telemedicine capabilities that may enable low-cost, point-of-care diagnosis of HIV and HCV ... read more

Current Hepatitis C Virus Testing Guidelines Miss Too Many Cases, Study Suggest

Apr. 13, 2016 — A review of blood samples for nearly 5,000 patients seen at one American hospital suggests that federal guidelines for hepatitis C virus screening may be missing up to a quarter of all cases and ... read more

Global Studies Reveal Health Financing Crisis Facing Developing Countries

Apr. 13, 2016 — Two major studies reveal the health financing crisis facing developing countries as a result of low domestic investment and stagnating international aid, which could leave millions of people without ... read more

Apr. 13, 2016 — Inspired by pregnancy tests, researchers have developed a novel method to store microfluidic devices for CD4 T cell testing in extreme weather conditions for up to six months without refrigeration. ... read more

Differing Perspectives on Antiviral Treatment Efficacy in Patients Co-Infected With HIV and HCV

Apr. 13, 2016 — Two separate studies have offered alternative conclusions regarding the efficacy of direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) among patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus ... read more

Combined HIV and Hepatitis C Virus Vaccination a Possibility

Apr. 13, 2016 — A combined vaccination against hepatitis C virus (HCV) and HIV moved a step closer, with the results of a new ... read more

HIV Vaccine Candidate Confirms Promise in Preclinical Study

Apr. 11, 2016 — An HIV vaccine candidate has shown to generate more than 80 percent protection in groups of twelve female monkeys against high dose, repeated AIDS virus exposures during part of a preclinical ... read more

Viruses Work Together to Attack Their Hosts

Apr. 8, 2016 — Viruses work in groups to attack host cells more effectively, report scientists. The results of this study also show that natural selection “facilitates the teamwork of viruses in relation to their ... read more

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