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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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Could this implant protect women from HIV?

Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:00:00 PDT

A study suggests that a vaginal implant with drugs that keep T cells unresponsive and inaccessible to HIV may offer a new way to reduce transmission.



The 10 best blogs for HIV and AIDS

Mon, 26 Mar 2018 08:00:00 PDT

Regardless of whether you've just received an HIV diagnosis or been living with the condition for years, HIV blogs offer useful information and support.



How cats could help to treat HIV

Thu, 22 Mar 2018 03:00:00 PDT

A study has unraveled the structure of a protein that fuels drug resistance in feline immunodeficiency virus. The finding may lead to new HIV treatments.



Cryptococcal meningitis: Symptoms, risk factors, and complications

Mon, 26 Feb 2018 04:00:00 PDT

Cryptococcal meningitis is a fungal infection that usually affects people with a weakened immune system. Learn about the risk factors and complications.



Is viremia contagious? What you need to know

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Viremia occurs when a virus infects the bloodstream. In this article, learn about the types of viruses, symptoms, causes, and treatment.



HIV could be treated with a once-a-week pill

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PDT

Researchers have created a capsule able to deliver 1 week's worth of HIV drugs in one dose, which offers a much simpler treatment regimen for patients.



Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 08:00:00 PDT

Drinking at least three cups of coffee every day could reduce the risk of death by 50 percent for patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C.



Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine could work

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine.



Tick saliva may hold potential treatment for reducing HIV-linked heart disease risk

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists may have found a clue to why people living with HIV have double the likelihood of developing heart disease.



Cancer drug can reactivate HIV: A single drug could attack the virus on two fronts

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 00:00:00 PDT

People living with HIV must take a combination of three or more different drugs every day for the rest of their lives.



Single measures of viral load may overestimate HIV suppression status

Wed, 09 Aug 2017 06:00:00 PDT

A review of data reported to the National HIV Surveillance System through June 2016 suggests that a single measure of viral load may overestimate how many persons with HIV infection have durable...



GP-based testing for HIV is cost-effective and should be rolled out in local authorities

Mon, 31 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Offering HIV testing to people at health checks when they register at a new GP surgery in high-prevalence areas is cost-effective and will save lives, according to a study involving over 86,000...



HIV prevention dapivirine vaginal ring found safe and acceptable in US adolescent girls

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

A vaginal ring that researchers are hopeful will be approved as a method for preventing HIV in women was found to be safe and acceptable in teen girls, according to results of a study conducted in...



South African child in HIV remission without drugs

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 08:00:00 PDT

A South African child has been in sustained remission of HIV for 8.5 years without therapy, after receiving early treatment in infancy, scientists report.






Experimental HIV vaccine regimen is well-tolerated, elicits immune responses

Wed, 26 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Results from an early-stage clinical trial called APPROACH show that an investigational HIV vaccine regimen was well-tolerated and generated immune responses against HIV in healthy adults.



Consistent treatment prevents HIV transmission among gay men

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 09:00:00 PDT

Zero cases of HIV transmission were reported among serodifferent gay men who engaged in unprotected sex over a period of 4 years. HIV treatment is key.



HIV: Could new injection work as effectively as daily drugs?

Tue, 25 Jul 2017 02:00:00 PDT

A new, long-acting antiretroviral injection is as effective in managing HIV as daily-dosage oral drugs, a recent clinical trial suggests.



Cow antibodies yield important clues for developing a broadly effective AIDS vaccine

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 06:00:00 PDT

Cows are leaving the pasture and entering the field...of HIV vaccine research.



The scales have tipped - UNAIDS announces 19.5 million people on life-saving treatment and AIDS-related deaths halved since 2005

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

UNAIDS has released a new report showing that for the first time the scales have tipped: more than half of all people living with HIV (53%) now have access to HIV treatment and AIDS-related deaths...



Heart toxin reveals new insights into HIV-1 integration in T cell genome

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 11:00:00 PDT

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-1 may have evolved to integrate its genetic material into certain immune-cell-activating genes in humans, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens.



HIV infection boosted by seized cell signaling

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Research on the fusion stage of HIV concludes that a component of cell membranes facilitates infection, but also provides pathway to blocking transmission.



Proteins linked to HIV transmission could actually be beneficial for reproduction

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers show that semen amyloids help the human body dispose of excess and defective sperm.



Plant compound 'much more effective' than traditional anti-HIV drug

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 09:00:00 PDT

New research finds a plant extract that is much more effective at inhibiting HIV's ability to infect healthy cells than the traditional AZT.



Investigational vaccine protected monkeys from HIV-like virus

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:00:00 PDT

The vaccine adds three more targets to a human vaccine candidate that showed promise.