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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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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.



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

Tue, 30 May 2017 00:00:00 PDT

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 PDT

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 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.