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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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Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The criminalization of drugs is a leading factor in the world's HIV epidemic and a potential barrier to eradicating HIV/AIDS, say researchers who've undertaken a sweeping review of research on laws...

Study reveals a new method to address a major barrier to eradicating HIV

Mon, 15 May 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes discovered that an enzyme called SMYD2 could be a new therapeutic target for flushing out the HIV that hides in infected individuals.

Cell particles may help spread HIV infection, NIH study suggests

Fri, 12 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

HIV appears to enlist the aid of nano-sized structures released by infected cells to infect new cells, according to a study by researchers at the National Institutes of Health.

Life expectancy for people with HIV has increased by 10 years in the US and Europe since introduction of antiretroviral therapy

Thu, 11 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Life expectancy of 20-year-olds starting treatment for HIV has increased by around a decade in the EU and North America since the introduction of antiretroviral therapy in the mid-1990s, according to...

New HRI report warns of HIV and Hepatitis C 'powder keg' in the European Union ahead of the 25th Harm Reduction International Conference (HR17)

Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

UK based NGO Harm Reduction International (HRI) warns that if the roll back of funding harm reduction services such as needle and syringe programmes and methadone provision in the European Union...

Interaction between HIV-1 and antibodies modeled with new mathematical precision

Fri, 05 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Refined understanding of transmission could aid development of vaccines and treatments.

HIV breakthrough: Scientists remove virus in animals using gene editing

Thu, 04 May 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Using an improved gene editing strategy, scientists managed to delete infected fragments of mouse DNA, stepping closer to finding a cure for HIV infection.

New evidence: Defective HIV proviruses hinder immune system response and cure

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and George Washington universities report new evidence that proteins created by defective forms of HIV long previously believed to be harmless actually interact with...

NIH researchers trace origin of blood-brain barrier 'sentry cells'

Fri, 14 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Finding in zebrafish may contribute to understanding cognitive decline of aging.

New approach makes cells resistant to HIV

Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have found a way to tether HIV-fighting antibodies to immune cells, creating a cell population resistant to the virus.

HIV: New math model may help to predict strains for vaccine development

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 07:00:00 PDT

Researchers suggest that a model that combines concepts of stock price fluctuation and particle diffusion can predict HIV changes for vaccine development.

HIV 'fingerprint' tool could greatly assist vaccine development

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 07:00:00 PDT

A method that quickly fingerprints the shield of sugar molecules that helps HIV evade immune system antibodies could be very useful to vaccine developers.

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...