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This is how HIV decides to become active

This is how HIV decides to become active

Researchers have found the molecular mechanism underpinning HIV’s decision to remain in an active or dormant state. This may lead to new therapies that work by keeping the virus in a permanently dormant state. Learning about HIV’s decision-making process might help us to fight it. The study, led by a team from the Gladstone Institutes […]

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HIV Drug Appears Safe During Pregnancy

HIV Drug Appears Safe During Pregnancy

Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, April 25, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Drugs to prevent HIV-positive pregnant women from infecting their unborn babies appear safe and don’t raise the risk for premature birth or infant death, new research indicates. The U.S. scientists said their findings should ease worries among expectant mothers treated with antiviral regimens that contain […]

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Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV)

Cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection facts CMV is a common virus in the same family as herpesvirus, and it can infect anyone. CMV is spread by direct contact of body fluids, such as saliva, blood, urine, semen, vaginal fluids, and breast milk. Thus breastfeeding, blood transfusions, organ transplants, and sexual contact are possible modes of transmission. Most […]

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Could this implant protect women from HIV?

Could this implant protect women from HIV?

Researchers in Canada have developed a vaginal implant that aims to protect women from becoming diagnosed with HIV. Have scientists found a new way to protect women from HIV? In a paper now published in the Journal of Controlled Release, they report how they successfully tested the vaginal implant in laboratory animals. HIV, which is […]

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The 10 best blogs for HIV and AIDS

The 10 best blogs for HIV and AIDS

Receiving an HIV diagnosis can change your life overnight and will probably stir up a cocktail of emotions. However, reading blogs written by other people who have HIV and healthcare professionals can help you understand you’re not alone. HIV blogs, written by those with HIV and healthcare professionals, can provide coping strategies and support. HIV […]

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ABC TV Reporter Reveals HIV-Positive Diagnosis

ABC TV Reporter Reveals HIV-Positive Diagnosis

An on-camera reported for a Los Angeles TV station recently revealed he’s been HIV-positive for more than a decade. Latest HIV News Karl Schmid, who works for ABC7 in Los Angeles, made the announcement in a Facebook post on Friday, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The 37-year old Australian native who has covered events such […]

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How cats could help to treat HIV

How cats could help to treat HIV

Cats are much more than just our four-legged companions; new research now explains how our furry friends could also aid the development of new drugs for HIV. Researchers have deciphered the structure of a protein that causes drug resistance in FIV. Scientists have now unraveled the 3-D structure of a specific protein in feline immunodeficiency […]

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New Medication Approved for Drug-Resistant HIV

New Medication Approved for Drug-Resistant HIV

TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Trogarzo (ibalizumab-uiyk) has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat AIDS-causing HIV that has not responded to other antiretroviral medications. Latest HIV News Trogarzo is given intravenously once every 14 days in combination with other antiretroviral drugs, the FDA said Tuesday in a news […]

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Cryptococcal meningitis: Symptoms, risk factors, and complications

Cryptococcal meningitis: Symptoms, risk factors, and complications

Meningitis is an infection affecting the membranes that line the skull and spinal cord. Cryptococcal meningitis is a type of meningitis caused by a fungus called Cryptococcus. This type of meningitis mainly affects people with weakened immune systems due to another illness. If not treated, cryptococcal meningitis can have lasting consequences and can even be […]

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New Studies Target Gene Therapy Against AIDS

New Studies Target Gene Therapy Against AIDS

New studies to test the use of gene therapy for HIV/AIDS are being launched. Latest HIV News To date, this approach has had little success, but researchers believe they can improve the treatment, the Associated Press reported. Some of the new studies are being funded by the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. […]