New behavioral intervention targets Latino men at high risk of HIV infection
Apr 20, 2017
Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for two thirds of all new HIV infections in the United States, with 26 percent occurring in Latinos, according to 2014 data. If those rates continue, it is estimated that one in four ...
Pretreatment HIV, immune activation levels determine their persistence during treatment
Apr 20, 2017
A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator may have answered a major debate in HIV research - whether the tiny amounts of HIV that persist in patients receiving long-term antiretroviral treatment (ART) ...
New evidence: Defective HIV proviruses hinder immune system response and cure
Apr 19, 2017
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 our immune systems and are ...
African circumcision rates rise when clergy endorse procedure
Apr 18, 2017
Educating religious leaders in sub-Saharan Africa about male circumcision increases the likelihood that men will undergo the procedure, Weill Cornell Medicine investigators found in a new trial. The results may have profound ...
Researchers identify a new HIV reservoir
Apr 17, 2017
HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system. Yet investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University ...
Canadian 'giant' of HIV research drowns
Apr 13, 2017
Canadian scientist Mark Wainberg—described as a "giant" of HIV science and who had recently been working on finding a cure for the condition—has died at the age of 71, UNAIDS said on Thursday.
Mobile phones improve outcomes for HIV-positive people across the globe
Apr 07, 2017
The use of mobile technology shows great promise for those who are HIV-positive, especially among those who have limited resources and those in poor areas of the world, according to a new paper published by researchers at ...
How AIDS denialism spreads in Russia through online social networks
Apr 03, 2017
The appointment of former president Thabo Mbeki as chancellor of one of the highest institutions in South Africa on March 1 has drawn much international attention. Mbeki has been sharply criticised for being a champion of ...
Study examines public understanding of drug rationing amid AIDS epidemic
Mar 30, 2017
In Balaka, Malawi, HIV-AIDS has been an epidemic for so long that young adults have never known any other reality. Anti-retroviral drugs, which keep infected people healthy, are available, but there aren't enough to treat ...
U.N. strategy for eliminating HIV in sub-Saharan Africa is unfeasible, according to study
Mar 30, 2017
Effective care and prevention strategies have managed to reduce the spread of HIV in the U.S. and other resource-rich countries. But in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 25 million are infected, the epidemic rages—as ...