Successful antibody trial in HIV-infected individuals
19 hours ago
A research team led by investigators of the Rockefeller University in New York and Prof Florian Klein, University Hospital Cologne and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has tested a new HIV neutralising antibody, ...
What does it take for an AIDS virus to infect a person?
Jan 10, 2017
Upon sexual exposure, the AIDS virus must overcome some mighty barriers to find the right target cell and establish a new infection. It must traverse the genital mucosa and squeeze through tightly packed epithelial cells ...
CDC guidelines for HIV prevention regimen may not go far enough, study suggests
Jan 09, 2017
A new study from the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health suggests modifying federal health guidelines related to the use of pre-exposure prophylaxis to prevent HIV transmission because current standards could miss some ...
NIH launches first large trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention
Dec 20, 2016
The first large-scale clinical trial of a long-acting injectable drug for HIV prevention began today. The study, sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, will examine whether a long-acting form of the investigational ...
Daily text messaging ups ART adherence in youth
Dec 20, 2016
(HealthDay)—A two-way, personalized daily text messaging intervention can improve antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence among HIV-positive adolescents and young adults, according to a study published in AIDS and Behavior.
HIV has no borders, but its treatment does—why this needs to change
Dec 20, 2016
Panashe is a 26-year-old Zimbabwean woman living with HIV. She works in a restaurant on the western peripheries of Johannesburg.
Study finds link between HIV treatment and neuronal degeneration
Dec 16, 2016
Antiretroviral drugs have been life-changing therapies for HIV patients, but they can have significant side effects.
Adapting the transtheoretical model of behavior change to understand PrEP engagement
Dec 13, 2016
One of the most groundbreaking HIV prevention strategies for HIV-negative gay and bisexual men (GBM) is a once-daily pill called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which is up to 99% effective in the prevention of HIV infection. ...
Interfering with interferon boosts antiretroviral efficacy in HIV-infected mice
Dec 12, 2016
Although combined anti-retroviral therapy (cART) can help HIV-1-positive patients effectively manage their infection, some individuals experience ongoing activation of the immune system that can exacerbate disease progression. ...
Researchers examine social/behavioral interventions to uncover undiagnosed HIV
Dec 09, 2016
Despite some evidence that HIV incidence rates in the United States are decreasing modestly in recent years, at least 44,000 people are still infected with HIV each year. Of concern, socioeconomically disadvantaged African ...