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May 24, 2016

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May 24, 2016

Early-Capture HIV Study Allows for Characterization of Acute Infection Period

May 18, 2016 — Scientists have enrolled and intensively followed a cohort of high-risk individuals, tracking their HIV status and characterizing the disease through the acute stages of HIV ... read more

Pursuing the Destruction of HIV-Infected Cells

May 18, 2016 — An oral drug used to treat an illness unrelated to HIV eradicated infectious HIV-producing cells in lab cultures while sparing uninfected cells -- and suppressed the virus in patients during ... read more

Antibody Therapy Opens Door to Potential New Treatment for HIV

May 6, 2016 — Researchers are developing an antibody-based drug that may provide a better strategy for long-term control of HIV. New results from a clinical trial suggest that a single dose of a so-called broadly ... read more

How a Female Sex Hormone May Protect Against STIs

May 5, 2016 — Research reveals for the first time how estradiol, a female sex hormone present during the menstrual cycle and found in oral contraceptives, may work to protect women against sexually transmitted ... read more

Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Improve Immune Response; Clear HIV Reservoirs

May 5, 2016 — Two new studies reveal that administering a potent, broadly neutralizing antibody that binds to HIV evokes a strong immune response in humans, and can even accelerate the clearance of infected ... read more

Number of HIV Infections Falling in United States, but Fails to Meet Reduction Goals

May 3, 2016 — The number of new HIV infections occurring annually in the United States decreased by an estimated 11 percent from 2010 to 2015, while the HIV transmission rate decreased by an estimated 17 percent ... read more

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

Stress and Depression Is Linked to HPV-Related Health Problems

Apr. 30, 2016 — New research suggests that stress and depression play a significant role in whether a woman with human papillomavirus (HPV) can get rid of her infection or not. HPV that lingers in a woman's ... read more

Apr. 27, 2016 — An effective vaccine against the virus that causes genital herpes has evaded researchers for decades. But now, researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago working with scientists from ... read more

Single Antibody Infusions Provide Durable Protection Against HIV-Like Virus in Monkeys

Apr. 27, 2016 — A single antibody infusion can protect monkeys against infection with an HIV-like virus for up to 23 weeks, researchers have ... read more

Fireflies Light the Way to Female HIV Transmission

Apr. 27, 2016 — Finding the vulnerable points where HIV enters the female reproductive tract is like searching for needles in a haystack. But using the light of a firefly gene, scientists have solved that challenge ... read more

Expand HPV Vaccination Programs in Canada to Include Males, Say Experts

Apr. 25, 2016 — Expanding human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programs to include males in Canada will help protect them against HPV-related cancers, according to an ... read more

Study Identifies Effects of Hormonal Contraceptives on Anti-Viral Immunity

Apr. 19, 2016 — Women account for approximately half of all individuals living with HIV worldwide, and researchers wanted to identify the risk factors that increase susceptibility of women to genital ... read more

Apr. 18, 2016 — A new vaccine for human papillomavirus would significantly reduce both cervical cancer incidence and healthcare costs if states coordinated policies to improve coverage, a new study ... 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

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

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