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February 26, 2017

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February 26, 2017

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

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

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

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

HPV Prevalence Rates Among US Men, Vaccination Coverage

Jan. 19, 2017 — Human papillomavirus (HPV) infection is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States, as well as a cause of various cancers, and a new study estimates the overall prevalence of ... read more

Successful Antibody Trial in HIV Individuals

Jan. 17, 2017 — A research team has tested a new HIV neutralizing antibody, called 10-1074, in humans. The results of the trial have just been ... read more

HIV Treatment Might Boost Susceptibility to Syphilis, Say Researchers

Jan. 16, 2017 — The antiretroviral drugs used to treat HIV infection might inadvertently be boosting gay/bisexual men's susceptibility to the bacteria responsible for syphilis, Treponema pallidum, conclude ... read more

Jan. 16, 2017 — Nanoparticles from combustion engines can activate viruses that are dormant in in lung tissue cells, researchers have ... read more

Jan. 10, 2017 — Researchers examined the characteristics of HIV-1 strains that were successful in traversing the genital mucosa that forms a boundary to entry by viruses and bacteria. Studying viral isolates from ... read more

Certain Species of Vaginal Bacteria Can Increase a Woman's Susceptibility to HIV

Jan. 10, 2017 — Specific bacteria living in the human vagina may play a previously unrecognized role in the sexual transmission of HIV. Researchers, working with young, healthy, South African women, found that ... read more

CDC Guidelines for HIV Prevention Regimen May Not Go Far Enough, Study Suggests

Jan. 10, 2017 — CDC guidelines for who should be on Preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP) don't go far enough because current standards could miss some people who should be on it, report experts who have developed an ... read more

Jan. 4, 2017 — Scientists have harnessed the therapeutic effects of carbon monoxide-releasing molecules to develop a new antibiotic which could be used to treat the sexually transmitted infection ... read more

Protein That Activates Immune Response Harms Body's Ability to Fight HIV

Dec. 23, 2016 — Temporarily blocking a type of protein, called type I interferon, can restore immune function and speed up viral suppression during treatment with anti-viral drugs for people with chronic infection ... read more

Researcher Explores the Barriers Stopping Men Seeking Information on Sexually Transmitted Infections

Dec. 15, 2016 — A researcher in England is undertaking research into the social and cognitive barriers hindering men who have sex with other men (MSM) from finding out more information about sexually transmitted ... read more

Using Herpes Drugs to Slow Down Alzheimer's Disease Could Become Reality

Dec. 13, 2016 — The first clinical study to investigate if herpes virus drugs can have an effect on fundamental Alzheimer’s disease processes has been launched. The research group has previously demonstrated a ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — Over the last few decades, an age-old infectious disease has been re-emerging globally: syphilis. Using techniques to analyze low levels of DNA, an international research team has now shown that all ... read more

Dec. 5, 2016 — Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients has so far been stymied by HIV's ... read more

Dec. 1, 2016 — HIV 90-90-90 goals are in reach in Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, say researchers, adding that new infections are falling. The percent of the population infected with HIV is stabilizing, and over half ... read more

Nov. 29, 2016 — With 29,747 newly reported HIV infections in 2015, the EU/EEA notification rate is similar to recent years with an overall insignificant change from 6.6 per 100 000 population in 2006 to 6.3 in 2015 ... read more

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