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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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New nanomedicine approach aims to improve HIV drug therapies

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

New research led by the University of Liverpool aims to improve the administration and availability of drug therapies to HIV patients through the use of nanotechnology.

Modified HIV-1 virus can integrate into genome of parasitic flatworm

Fri, 21 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Genetic manipulation of parasite that causes schistosomiasis could pave road to new treatments.

Women report vaginal ring for preventing HIV had little effect on sexual intercourse

Thu, 20 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Most women who used an experimental vaginal ring for HIV prevention report that the physical act of sex was largely unaffected by using the product, which is inserted monthly for continuous wear.

Tuberculosis and HIV co-infection

Wed, 19 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

The HIV virus increases the potency of the tuberculosis bacterium (Mtb) by affecting a central function of the immune system.

Having HIV and chronic HBV/HCV coinfection may increase cancer risk

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 06:00:00 PDT

In HIV-infected patients receiving antiretroviral therapy (ART), chronic hepatitis B virus (HBV) and hepatitis C virus (HCV) coinfection is associated with an increased risk for non-Hodgkin's...

International 15-year study shows most dominant HIV subtype is also 'wimpiest'

Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An international study 15 years in the making has shown that it's 'survival of the wimpiest' among subtypes and strains when it comes to understanding the spread of HIV/AIDS around the world, a...

New antibody therapy permanently blocks SIV infection

Mon, 17 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

An international research team has developed an effective treatment strategy against the HIV-like Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV) in rhesus macaquesAccording to the WHO, around 36 million...

Cells infected by HIV defend themselves, research at Ghent University shows

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 05:00:00 PDT

T cells, important in the immune system, defend themselves when infected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus).

Retroviral diseases: Children who keep HIV in check

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

Some HIV-infected - and untreated - children do not develop AIDS. A new study shows that they control the virus in a different way from the few infected adults who remain disease-free, and sheds...

Age-specific strategies are needed when caring for older individuals with HIV

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 00:00:00 PDT

A new article highlights the differences between older and younger adults living with HIV, and offers age-specific strategies on how to provide care.

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.