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July 26, 2016

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July 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Distinct Differences in Structure, Features of Retroviruses

July 5, 2016 — In the most comprehensive study of its kind, researchers report that most types of retroviruses have distinct, non-identical virus ... read more

Towards a Cure for Herpesviruses: Targeting Infection With CRISPR/Cas9

June 30, 2016 — Most adults carry multiple herpesviruses. Following the initial acute infection, these viruses establish life-long infections in their hosts and cause cold sores, keratitis, genital herpes, shingles, ... read more

June 29, 2016 — Zika virus has been detected in the brain tissue of a deceased two-month-old baby in Brazil who was diagnosed with microcephaly, in the brain tissue of two newborns who died shortly after birth, and ... read more

Novel Study in Nairobi Infants May Accelerate Path to HIV Vaccine

June 23, 2016 — The first and only study to look at isolate HIV-neutralizing antibodies from infants has found that novel antibodies that could protect against many variants of HIV can be produced relatively quickly ... read more

June 21, 2016 — Scientists have solved a mystery that has long baffled HIV researchers: How does HIV manage to enter the nucleus of immune system cells? The discovery could lead to effective new drugs to treat ... read more

A Novel Therapy for Genital Herpes Engages Immune Cells to Provide Significant Patient Benefits

June 20, 2016 — A phase II clinical trial demonstrated that a new type of treatment for genital herpes, an immunotherapy called GEN-003, may reduce the activity of the virus and the number of days with recurrent ... read more

What Does Zika Virus Mean for the Children of the Americas?

June 20, 2016 — A special communication article explores whether new paradigms in child health may emerge because of Zika virus. The article suggests revisiting how the specialty of pediatrics responded to the ... read more

Study Underscores Ongoing Need for HIV Safety Net Program

June 16, 2016 — A new study of insurance coverage of more than 28,000 people with HIV concludes that a decades-old program that offers free medical care remains a critical necessity despite the availability of ... read more

June 14, 2016 — The first days after HIV infection are very important because sexual partners are exposed to extremely high risks of infection due to the subsequent high viral load in the infected person. ... read more

Autologous Stem Cell Transplant Should Be Standard Care for HIV-Associated Lymphoma

June 13, 2016 — According to researchers, people with HIV-associated lymphoma who receive autologous stem cell transplant have similar survival rates and are no more at risk of serious complications compared to ... read more

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