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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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Is viremia contagious? What you need to know

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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 PST

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

New test detects latent HIV more accurately, moves closer to cure

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have come up with a more cost- and time-effective test that detects 'hidden' HIV more accurately.

Sorting out HIV

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 PST

Researchers at EMBL, ESPCI Paris, and the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative have developed a new technique for rapidly sorting HIV viruses, which could lead to more rapid development of a vaccine...

Study suggests drug criminalization undermining global HIV/AIDS efforts

Thu, 18 May 2017 00:00:00 PST

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 PST

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.