Breaking through the HIV vaccine 'logjam'
Feb 19, 2018
When biomolecular engineer Phil Berman began his postgraduate work in the 1980s, he had no idea he would spend the rest of his career searching for a way to stop a deadly virus that was then almost entirely known. But around ...
HIV exports viral protein in cellular packages
Feb 15, 2018
HIV may be able to affect cells it can't directly infect by packaging a key protein within the host's cellular mail and sending it out into the body, according to a new study out of a University of North Carolina Lineberger ...
Can gene therapy be harnessed to fight the AIDS virus?
Feb 13, 2018
For more than a decade, the strongest AIDS drugs could not fully control Matt Chappell's HIV infection. Now his body controls it by itself, and researchers are trying to perfect the gene editing that made this possible.
AIDS-defining events increase mortality risk, says study
Feb 09, 2018
When they occur among people living with HIV, certain cancers and opportunistic infections are considered by health authorities as AIDS-defining events, or ADEs.
Depressed rural HIV patients may benefit from therapy via phone
Feb 07, 2018
(HealthDay)—Telephone-administered interpersonal psychotherapy (tele-IPT) is associated with longer-term depression relief than usual care in depressed rural people living with HIV (PLHIV), according to a study published ...
Big data methods applied to the fitness landscape of the HIV envelope protein
Feb 07, 2018
Despite significant advances in medicine, there is still no effective vaccine for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), although recent hope has emerged through the discovery of antibodies capable of neutralizing diverse ...
Sustained viral suppression lower among blacks with HIV
Feb 06, 2018
(HealthDay)—A lower percentage of blacks than Hispanics and whites with HIV infection have sustained viral suppression, according to research published in the Feb. 2 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's ...
Researchers identify patterns of HIV risk among people who inject drugs in Vietnam
Feb 06, 2018
People who inject drugs (PWID) in Vietnam are disproportionately affected by HIV. While HIV prevalence among the general population aged 15-49 is 0.4 percent, the prevalence of HIV among people who inject drugs is a staggering ...
Scientists report big improvements in HIV vaccine production
Feb 05, 2018
Research on HIV over the past decade has led to many promising ideas for vaccines to prevent infection by the AIDS virus, but very few candidate vaccines have been tested in clinical trials. One reason for this is the technical ...
CDC: Many U.S. adults have never been tested for HIV
Jan 26, 2018
(HealthDay)—Almost 40 percent of women and more than 50 percent of men aged 15 to 44 years had never been tested for HIV between 2011 and 2015, according to a report published Jan. 25 by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control ...