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February 23, 2017

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February 23, 2017

How Geospatial Characteristics Affect Those Most Affected by HIV

Feb. 6, 2017 — Young men who have sex with men, particularly racial/ethnic minorities and youth living in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, are disproportionately affected by the human immunodefiency ... read more

Cheaper Way to Make a WHO-Designated Essential Medicine

Feb. 1, 2017 — A fungal form of meningitis leads to more than 600,000 deaths in Africa every year and is responsible for 20 percent of HIV/AIDS-related deaths globally, according to the US Centers for Disease ... read more

Novel Pharmaceutic Action for HIV/AIDS Discovered

Feb. 1, 2017 — Using a process called LASER ART (long-acting slow effective release antiretroviral therapy), a research team has discovered an unexpected pathway to open cell storage areas for antiviral drugs. The ... read more

Reversing the HIV Epidemic: Europe Needs to Scale-Up Prevention, Testing and Treatment

Jan. 31, 2017 — Experts from across the European Union discuss how to reverse the HIV epidemic and how to prepare Europe to achieve the set target of ending AIDS by ... read more

People Infected With HIV May Be More Susceptible to Diabetes

Jan. 30, 2017 — People infected with HIV may be more susceptible to developing diabetes, suggests new ... read more

For Immigrant Mothers Delivering 'the Talk,' Facts Trump Culture

Jan. 27, 2017 — Where a shift in cultural behaviors and beliefs typically takes three generations, new research has found that among African immigrant mothers, cultural views regarding sex are rarely passed down to ... read more

How the Border Guards Fail in HIV Infection

Jan. 26, 2017 — Using a novel technique to analyze antibodies in fluid collected from intestines of 81 HIV-1-infected and 25 control individuals, researchers have found abnormal gut antibody levels in people ... read more

Improved Preventive Care from Obamacare Medicaid Expansion

Jan. 26, 2017 — More Americans are taking steps to prevent disease because of the insurance expansions of the Affordable Care Act, according to a new groundbreaking ... read more

Study Finds Premature Death Rates Diverge in the United States by Ethnicity

Jan. 26, 2017 — Premature death rates have declined in the United States among Hispanics, blacks, and Asian/Pacific Islanders -- in line with trends in Canada and the United Kingdom -- but increased among whites and ... read more

Food Is Medicine for HIV-Positive, Type 2 Diabetes Patients

Jan. 25, 2017 — HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well as people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed ... read more

Study Shows How HIV Breaches Macrophage Defenses, Could Be Step Towards Cure

Jan. 25, 2017 — Scientists have identified how HIV is able to infect macrophages, a type of white blood cell integral to the immune system, despite the presence of a protective protein. They discovered a treatment ... read more

Twitter’s Role in the Fight Against HIV

Jan. 23, 2017 — Twitter isn't just a platform to read news, engage with like-minded individuals, launch insults or give praise. It's also a far-reaching and revealing digital "petri dish" to ... read more

The Unintended Consequences of Centralized Blood Banking and What to Do About It

Jan. 23, 2017 — In the late 1990s, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a policy requiring the establishment of centralized blood banking facilities in Sub-Saharan African countries. One researcher says that ... read more

New Genital Herpes Vaccine Candidate Provides Powerful Protection in Preclinical Tests

Jan. 19, 2017 — Approximately 500 million people around the world are infected with the genital herpes virus known as herpes simplex virus 2 (HSV2). A vaccine that could bring an end to this global pandemic is ... read more

Jan. 19, 2017 — Scientists have discovered how to prevent undesirable immune attacks on therapeutic ... read more

Study Provides New Evidence on Role of Person-to Person Transmission in Drug-Resistant TB

Jan. 18, 2017 — A study of extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB)in KwaZulu province, South Africa, builds on a growing body of evidence showing person-to-person transmission, not just inadequate ... read more

New Broad-Spectrum Antiviral Protein Can Inhibit HIV, Other Pathogens in Some Primates

Jan. 18, 2017 — A protein-coding gene called Schlafen11 (SLFN11) may induce a broad-spectrum cellular response against infection by viruses including HIV-1, researchers have ... read more

Jan. 17, 2017 — Researchers have identified a molecular signaling pathway that, when blocked, promotes sensory neuron growth and prevents or reverses peripheral neuropathy in cell and rodent models of type 1 and 2 ... read more

The War on Drugs Causes Massive Human Rights Violations

Jan. 17, 2017 — The war on drugs has had devastating effects on human rights and public health worldwide, argue experts in a new ... read more

Life After Ebola

Jan. 17, 2017 — The long-term clinical and social sequelae following survival of Ebola infection are unknown. A recent study organized a medical follow-up of people who survived infection by the virus; 802 ... read more

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