Three decades on, stigma still stymies HIV prevention and treatment
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There have been great strides and many important victories in the fight against HIV. Scientific innovations and sustained investment have been the most important weapons in this ongoing battle.
Analysis reveals barriers to routine HIV testing in high-income countries
Nov 22, 2017
A new HIV Medicine study identified several barriers to routine HIV testing in emergency departments and acute medical units in the UK and US.
Almost 21 million worldwide now have access to HIV meds
Nov 21, 2017
(HealthDay)—The number of people with HIV who take life-saving antiretroviral medications has increased by tens of millions worldwide in recent decades, a United Nations report says.
Second HIV test helps prevent incorrect HIV diagnosis in infants
Nov 21, 2017
Confirmatory HIV testing can substantially reduce the number of infants in South Africa who may be falsely diagnosed as HIV-infected and started on unneeded treatment, according to a new study published this week in PLOS ...
New findings to help HIV scientists establish 'template' for potent antibodies
Nov 21, 2017
New data published today in Immunity further illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. Led by scientists at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) and The Scripps Research Institute ...
Developing a new vaccination strategy against AIDS
Nov 16, 2017
According to the WHO, there are currently more than 36 million people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and a further 2.4 million become infected every year. Despite treatment success against the virus, ...
Second-generation vaginal films address issues with current HIV prevention methods
Nov 15, 2017
Sexual transmission is the main method of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in women. The effectiveness of topical microbicides for HIV-1 prevention can be inconsistent and insufficient, which are associated ...
HIV outreach and return to care
Nov 10, 2017
When chronic disease patients let their care lapse and fail to show for clinic appointments, it may behoove clinics to reach out and encourage a return to care.
HIV remission—the quest to turn lessons from exceptional cases into solutions
Nov 08, 2017
The case of an HIV-infected child in South Africa who has been in remission for nearly nine years without taking any antiretroviral drugs has provided further proof that HIV remission is possible.
HIV patients at greater risk of both heart and kidney disease
Nov 07, 2017
HIV patients and their doctors are urged to be more aware of the additional health risks associated with treated HIV infection. This follows new research that shows HIV patients at high risk for a heart attack or stroke are ...