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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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Broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies pave the way for vaccine

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:00:00 PDT

A small number of people infected with HIV produce antibodies with an amazing effect: Not only are the antibodies directed against the own virus strain, but also against different sub-types of HIV...

Breastfeeding and transmission of antiretroviral drugs

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

When taken by breastfeeding mothers, the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine appear to be present at low concentrations in breast milk and in the bloodstream of their infants.

HIV vaccine steps closer with new insights into broadly neutralizing antibodies

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists discover three factors common to HIV-infected people with broadly neutralizing antibodies that may be useful for vaccine development.

HIV: New, powerful technique finds dormant virus hiding in rare cells

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Scientists have discovered a highly accurate way to find and reactivate dormant HIV hiding in rare cells in patients on antiretroviral therapy.

Targeting dormant HIV

Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Discovery of a novel, advanced technique to identify the rare cells where human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hides in patients taking antiretroviral therapy (ART).

TSRI scientists discover antibodies that target holes in HIV's defenses

Tue, 13 Sep 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that "holes" in HIV's defensive sugar shield could be important in designing an HIV vaccine.

Kymouse, Kymab's human antibody discovery platform, successfully demonstrates steps to developing HIV vaccine

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

A new approach to developing a human vaccine against HIV has been developed by researchers at Kymab, a UK therapeutic antibody platform company, The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) of San Diego...

Infant circumcision can be safely performed in rural Africa

Fri, 09 Sep 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new study indicates that early infant circumcision, which helps to prevent HIV transmission later in life, can be safely performed in rural Uganda.

Gut bacteria metabolism impacts immune recovery in HIV-infected individuals, study finds

Tue, 06 Sep 2016 07:00:00 PDT

An international study coordinated by Spanish research institutes has found that gut bacteria also play their role in the immune recovery of HIV patients.

HIV-infected adults with depression have increased risk for heart attack

Thu, 25 Aug 2016 07:00:00 PDT

Among more than 26,000 human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected adults, those with major depressive disorder (MDD) were more likely to experience a heart attack than those without MDD, according...

Study finds better definition of homelessness may help minimize HIV risk

Tue, 23 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to reduce risk behaviors is often complicated by fuzzy definitions of homelessness.

HIV: Newly discovered component could lead to more effective drugs

Sun, 14 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists have uncovered a feature that HIV uses to infect cells while avoiding immune system detection. This finding could lead to improved treatments.

Patients with TB and HIV should receive prompt coordinated treatment for both conditions

Fri, 12 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Tuberculosis (TB) is a leading killer of people with HIV, and providing therapy for both illnesses simultaneously saves lives - according to new guidelines on the treatment of drug-susceptible TB...

HIV is not a super-spreader of drug-resistant tuberculosis

Thu, 11 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

While the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) pandemic fuels tuberculosis (TB) outbreaks, it does not drive the development and transmission of multidrug-resistance in TB patients as previously...

Early antiretroviral therapy dramatically reduces HIV DNA set point

Wed, 03 Aug 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A team of researchers, led by Drs. Merlin Robb and Jintanat Ananworanich of the U.S.

People who produce powerful HIV antibodies have specific immunological profile

Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Scientists hope that new findings about variations in HIV antibody profiles may help in the search for a successful vaccine to prevent the disease.

Maternal HIV status may disrupt normal microbiome development in uninfected infants

Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

A study led by researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) suggests that maternal HIV infection influences the microbiome of their HIV-uninfected infants.

First diagnosed case of Alzheimer's disease in HIV-positive individual presented at AAIC

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:00:00 PDT

The first case of Alzheimer's disease diagnosed in an HIV-positive individual will be presented in a poster session at the Alzheimer's Association International Conference 2016 in Toronto July 27.

Finding hidden reservoirs of the AIDS virus that can be targeted for eradication

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Scientists at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research have developed a faster, more accurate way of pinpointing minute pockets of the AIDS virus that can hide out in infected tissue...

Chimp-carried HIV strains can be transferred to humans, study confirms

Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Researchers from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln confirm that strains of chimp-carried SIVs can infect human cells and subsequently mutate.

How new HIV drugs lock virus in immaturity

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

A new type of HIV drug currently being tested works in an unusual way, scientists in the Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, a collaboration between EMBL and Heidelberg University Hospital, have...

New HIV infections stagnating at 2.5 million a year worldwide

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 05:00:00 PDT

Between 2005 and 2015, rate of new HIV infections increased in 74 countries.

HIV therapy for breastfeeding mothers can virtually eliminate transmission to babies

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

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...

Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV

Tue, 19 Jul 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Artificial receptors kill cells infected with the virus that causes AIDS, UCLA study finds.

How new HIV drugs lock virus in immaturity

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 03:00:00 PDT

Study provides insights into workings of new HIV drugs and how virus becomes resistant.