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April 25, 2017

Research Uncovers Life-Saving Benefits in the Battle Against Viruses

Apr. 20, 2017 — At-risk patients, such as those with HIV or transplant recipients, could benefit from potentially life-saving study, say ... read more

Relationship Between Drug Injection Risk Behaviors, Immune Activation

Apr. 13, 2017 — Investigators examined the relationship between injection drug use and immune activation in a sample of HIV infected and uninfected people who inject drugs. Findings suggest that efforts to encourage ... read more

Emotion: An Important Link to HIV Prevention in Black Adolescents With Mental Illnesses

Mar. 27, 2017 — Could unique psychological factors that hamper emotional regulation help explain differences in HIV/STI risk-related sexual behaviors among heterosexually active black youth with mental ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Transmission of infections with HIV, hepatitis B, syphilis or rubella from mother to child before and during birth as well as in infancy still occur across Europe -- despite existing prevention ... read more

New Program Improves Hearing Aid Use for Older Adults

Mar. 20, 2017 — More than half of older adults have some form of hearing loss, impacting everyday life and significantly affecting their health and safety if left untreated. Hearing aids are the most common ... read more

First Global Guidance for HPV Vaccination for Cervical Cancer Prevention

Mar. 17, 2017 — A clinical practice guideline on human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination has been released for the prevention of cervical ... read more

Evidence Insufficient Regarding Screening for Gynecologic Conditions With Pelvic Examination

Mar. 7, 2017 — The current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of performing screening pelvic examinations in asymptomatic, nonpregnant adult women for the early detection and ... read more

New Nano Approach Could Cut Dose of Leading HIV Treatment in Half

Feb. 24, 2017 — Successful results have utilized nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Scientists have discovered that a common type of cell within the human reproductive and intestinal tracts assists HIV in infecting immune cells. Understanding how these cells aid HIV could lead to ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Delivering on the promise of preventing HIV infections with antiretroviral medicines, or pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), requires thinking about PrEP as a nine-step continuum of preventive care, ... read more

Only a Limited HIV Subset Moves from Mother to Child, Study Shows

Feb. 15, 2017 — In the transmission of HIV-1 from mother to child only a subset of a mother’s viruses infects their infants either in utero or via breastfeeding, and the viruses that are transmitted depend on ... read more

Genetics of Both Virus and Patient Work Together to Influence the Course of HIV Infection

Feb. 9, 2017 — Viral and human genetics together account for about one third of the differences in disease progression rates seen among people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to new ... read more

How Thailand Eliminated Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

Feb. 8, 2017 — Thailand has become the first Asian country to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV, thanks to a pragmatic multi-sector response backed by strong political commitment and heavy government ... read more

Beliefs About Better Treatment for HIV Leads Gay Men to Engage in Riskier Sex

Feb. 8, 2017 — A survey in the US notes a consistent increase in the occurrence of condomless anal sex among men, as well as a rise in how many sex partners they have. Although antiretroviral therapies (ART) have ... read more

How Geospatial Characteristics Affect Those Most Affected by HIV

Feb. 6, 2017 — Young men who have sex with men, particularly racial/ethnic minorities and youth living in socioeconomically disadvantaged communities, are disproportionately affected by the human immunodefiency ... read more

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

Reversing the HIV Epidemic: Europe Needs to Scale-Up Prevention, Testing and Treatment

Jan. 31, 2017 — Experts from across the European Union discuss how to reverse the HIV epidemic and how to prepare Europe to achieve the set target of ending AIDS by ... read more

People Infected With HIV May Be More Susceptible to Diabetes

Jan. 30, 2017 — People infected with HIV may be more susceptible to developing diabetes, suggests new ... 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

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