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July 30, 2016

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July 30, 2016

Preventing HIV in Transgender People

July 20, 2016 — Programs to reduce the high risk of HIV infection among transgender people are urgently needed -- but efforts are hindered by a lack of accurate information on HIV prevalence, HIV incidence, and ... read more

Defective HIV DNA Can Encode HIV-Related Proteins

July 18, 2016 — Investigators have discovered that cells from HIV-infected people whose virus is suppressed with treatment harbor defective HIV DNA that can nevertheless be transcribed into a template for producing ... read more

HIV Therapy for Breastfeeding Mothers Can Virtually Eliminate Transmission to Babies

July 18, 2016 — For HIV-infected mothers whose immune system is in good health, taking a three-drug antiretroviral regimen during breastfeeding essentially eliminates HIV transmission by breast milk to their ... read more

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

July 18, 2016 — Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission found. Researchers found a 93 percent reduction of HIV ... read more

New Evidence on Why Young Women in South Africa Are at High Risk of HIV Infection

July 18, 2016 — New evidence is shedding new light on why young women in South Africa have high rates of HIV ... read more

Used Consistently, Monthly Vaginal Ring May Be Highly Effective Against HIV in Women, Study Suggests

July 18, 2016 — When used consistently for a month at a time, a vaginal ring containing the antiretroviral drug, dapivirine, provides significant protection against HIV, suggest new results. Among women who appeared ... read more

Cancer-Fighting Gene Immunotherapy Shows Promise as Treatment for HIV

July 15, 2016 — Recently discovered potent antibodies can be used to generate a specific type of cell called chimeric antigen receptors, or CARs, that can be used to kill cells infected with HIV-1, new research ... read more

HIV 'Safe Houses' Identified Inside the Body

July 14, 2016 — Researchers have identified cells that provide 'safe houses' for the human immunodeficiency virus during antiretroviral therapy. HIV needs to be "housed" in a cell, a safe haven, ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A daily pill to prevent HIV infection can reduce new cases among men who have sex with men (MSM) by a third in the US over the next 10 years, according to a new modeling study. The expected ... read more

Treatment Targets HIV's Last Hiding Place

July 13, 2016 — Laboratory tests using cells from HIV patients who had successfully undergone ART showed ImmTAV treatment could remove up to 85 percent of latently infected cells. When ImmTAV was paired with latency ... read more

July 13, 2016 — Scientists have discovered that the human sugar-binding protein galectin-9 potently reactivates latent HIV stores and renders infected cells visible to the immune system for eradication in patients ... read more

Interventions Do Not Improve Viral Suppression Among Hospitalized Patients With HIV Infection

July 12, 2016 — A new study has assessed the effect of structured patient navigation (care coordination with case management) interventions with or without financial incentives to improve HIV-l viral suppression ... read more

Study Examines Risk of HIV Transmission from Condomless Sex With Virologically Suppressed HIV Infection

July 12, 2016 — Among nearly 900 serodifferent (one partner is HIV-positive, one is HIV-negative) heterosexual and men who have sex with men couples in which the HIV-positive partner was using suppressive ... read more

2016 Recommendations for Antiretroviral Drugs for the Treatment and Prevention of HIV Infection

July 12, 2016 — Experts have updated recommendations for the use of antiretroviral therapy in adults with established HIV infection, including when to start treatment, initial regimens, and changing regimens, along ... read more

HIV Vaccine Research Requires Unprecedented Path, Expert Suggests

July 12, 2016 — Because the body does not readily make an adequate immune response to HIV infection, creating a preventive HIV vaccine remains a formidable challenge for researchers. To succeed in this endeavor, ... read more

Male Circumcision, HIV Treatment Can Significantly Reduce New Infections in African Men

July 12, 2016 — Increasing the number of men who undergo circumcision and increasing the rates at which women with HIV are given antiretroviral therapy were associated with significant declines in the number of new ... read more

Despite Advances, HIV Epidemic Continues Among Gay Men Across the Globe

July 7, 2016 — Gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men continue to have disproportionately high burdens of HIV infection in countries of low, middle and high income around the world, a new study ... read more

July 7, 2016 — In the study, researchers worked with a species of Old World monkeys, rhesus macaques to reproduce the trial results of RV144, the only HIV vaccine that has been tested and shown to reduce the rate ... read more

Viral Hepatitis Kills as Many as Malaria, TB or HIV/AIDS, Finds Study

July 7, 2016 — Viral hepatitis has become one of the leading causes of death and disability across the globe -- killing at least as many people annually as TB, malaria or HIV/AIDS. This is the finding of new ... read more

It's Time for NHS England to 'Do the Right Thing' and Fund PrEP for HIV Prevention, Say Experts

July 5, 2016 — It is time for NHS England to "do the right thing" and fund pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, argue two senior public health ... read more

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