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Human immunodeficiency virus or HIV, is the virus that causes AIDS. AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection, when your body can no longer fight life-threatening infections. HIV attacks the immune system and weakens your ability to fight infections and di



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HIV lesions: Pictures and treatments

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

People with HIV can be prone to skin lesions. In this article, we take a close look at the causes and treatments available for the most common types.



Vaccine, improved treatment are keys to control of a surging HIV pandemic

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Development and widespread use of a vaccine that's even partially effective against HIV, along with more progress toward diagnosis and treatment, offer the best hopes for turning the corner on a...



Discovery of an HIV reservoir marker: A new avenue toward eliminating the virus

Thu, 16 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

French researchers have identified a marker that makes it possible to differentiate "dormant" HIV-infected cells from healthy cells.



Effects of HIV: What happens to the body?

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the early effects of HIV and how does HIV affect the immune system? Learn about opportunistic infections and AIDS-defining illnesses.



Early intervention with new treatment enables durable control of HIV-like virus in monkeys

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

There are more than 25 drugs to control HIV, yet the virus remains one of the world's biggest health problems.



HIV swollen lymph nodes: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What is the link between HIV and swollen lymph nodes, and when should a doctor be consulted? What may be other early symptoms and complications of HIV?



MRI scans can help spot HIV in the brain

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.



Home HIV test kits: Uses, what to expect, and benefits

Mon, 13 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What types of home HIV test kits are available? How effective are they, what do they cost, and where can they be acquired from? Who should use the tests?



HIV and diarrhea: Causes, treatment, and remedies

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What is the connection between diarrhea and HIV, when might it occur, and how long does it last? Are there any complications with HIV and diarrhea?



Acute HIV infection: Symptoms, diagnosis, and management

Sat, 11 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

How is acute HIV infection diagnosed, what are the causes, and what is the outlook? How can an acute HIV infection be managed and can it be prevented?



Western blot and ELISA tests for HIV: What to expect

Tue, 07 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the Western blot and ELISA test, what are they used for, and who has them? How can a person prepare for the tests and what do the results mean?



Trial finds huge success in HIV treatment

Mon, 06 Mar 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Researchers have been successful in increasing HIV treatment success rates by almost 18 percent.



New nano approach could cut dose of leading HIV treatment in half

Tue, 28 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Successful results of a University of Liverpool-led trial that utilised nanotechnology to improve drug therapies for HIV patients has been presented at the Conference on Retroviruses and...



HIV+ kidney failure patients face hurdles in receiving necessary transplants

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A new study finds that HIV-infected individuals with kidney failure are less likely to receive a kidney transplant - especially from living donors - than their uninfected counterparts.



HIV vs. AIDS: Differences and connections

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

What are the causes and symptoms of HIV and AIDS? How does HIV lead to AIDS? How are they tested and diagnosed, and what treatments might be used?



HIV symptoms timeline: How do symptoms change?

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

What are the three stages of HIV? Learn about the symptoms at the AIDS stage, slowing HIV progression, and the outlook if treatment is not received.



HIV rash: What does it look like and how long does it last?

Wed, 22 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Rashes are one of the earliest symptoms of an HIV infection. Learn about the types of rash that can occur, their duration, and treatment options.



HIV: Early signs and symptoms

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Do the signs of HIV differ for men and women and what happens after the early stage? How is HIV transmitted and when are people contagious?



What increases the chance of getting HIV?

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

How is HIV spread and what are the risk factors for contracting HIV? Which groups are at the highest risk of HIV and who should be tested?



Delinquent youth have more high-risk sex HIV/AIDS behaviors as they age

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Delinquent youth are more likely to have high-risk HIV/AIDS sexual behaviors as they age, including multiple sexual partners and unprotected vaginal sex with a high-risk partner, reports a...



Highlighting the clinical complications associated with ART in HIV/TB coinfected patients

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Future Science Group has announced the publication of an article in Future Virology highlighting the clinical complications associated with antiretroviral therapy in Chinese HIV/ Tuberculosis (TB)...



Genetics of both virus and patient work together to influence the course of HIV infection

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:00:00 PDT

A patient's genetics may impact disease progression by inducing mutations in the HIV genome.



People with HIV more likely to develop diabetes, study finds

Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A new study suggests the diabetes prevalence is much higher among HIV-positive individuals than the general population, even when obesity is not present.



Abnormal antibody levels in intestine may promote inflammation in people with HIV-1

Fri, 27 Jan 2017 00:00:00 PDT

In people infected with HIV-1 virus, immune system cells in the intestinal tract may be unable to produce certain antibodies at the levels necessary to keep bacterial material from entering the...



HIV exploitation of gap in immune cell defenses 'could be barrier to cure'

Thu, 26 Jan 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover HIV invades macrophages when a protective protein is temporarily switched off. Treatment with HDAC inhibitors appears to prevent it.