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July 24, 2016

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July 24, 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

Juicy News About Cranberries: Blocking Bacterial Infections

July 19, 2016 — Illuminating traditional wisdom with chemistry and biophysics, a research team has characterized the role of compounds in cranberry juice that block the critical first step in bacterial infections, ... read more

Fighting Life-Threatening Bacteria Without Antibiotics

July 19, 2016 — Patients suffering from liver cirrhosis often die of life-threatening bacterial infections. In these patients the immune cells are unable to eliminate the bacterial infections. Scientist have now ... read more

Travelers Import Superbugs

July 19, 2016 — Many tourists returning from India were found colonized with multidrug-resistant 'superbugs'. Microbiologists also isolated a strain possessing a gene which can make these life-threatening ... read more

Short Cycle Antiretrovirals: On the Road to Treatment 4 Days a Week

July 19, 2016 — Triple antiretroviral therapy taken just 4 days a week, instead of daily, kept plasma viral load below 50 copies/mL in 96 of 100 patients in the study ANRS ... 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

New Guidelines Approve Less Antibiotics for Hospital-Acquired, Ventilator-Associated Pneumonia

July 18, 2016 — Hospital-acquired pneumonia (HAP) and ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP) -- which account for 20 to 25 percent of hospital-acquired infections -- should be treated with shorter courses of ... 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

July 15, 2016 — A new type of HIV drug currently being tested works in an unusual way, scientists have found. They also discovered that when the virus became resistant to early versions of these drugs, it did not do ... read more

July 15, 2016 — The atomic structure of an elusive cold virus linked to severe asthma and respiratory infections in children has been solved by a team of researchers. The findings provide the foundation for future ... 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

New Control Strategies Needed for Zika, Other Unexpected Mosquito-Borne Outbreaks

July 14, 2016 — A recent spate of unexpected mosquito-borne disease outbreaks -- most recently the Zika virus, which has swept through parts of the Americas -- have highlighted the need to better understand the ... read more

July 14, 2016 — A team of researchers has identified novel therapeutic monoclonal antibody candidates isolated from Zika-infected patients and new strategies for Zika virus diagnostics. A new article describes for ... read more

Zika Epidemic Likely to End Within Three Years

July 14, 2016 — The current Zika epidemic in Latin America is likely to burn itself out within three years, suggests new research. The Zika virus is carried by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, but the team cautioned any ... read more

Simple Method Quickly Tests Hard-to-Treat Bacteria's Susceptibility to Different Antibiotics

July 14, 2016 — The recent emergence of bacterial infections that are resistant to many existing antibiotics is driving an urgent need for tools to quickly identify the small number of therapies that are still ... 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

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