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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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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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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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Is viremia contagious? What you need to know

Is viremia contagious? What you need to know

Viremia is a term that describes the presence of viruses in the blood. Viruses are microscopic organisms that survive and multiply inside living hosts, such as animals and humans. Minor cases of viremia can be relatively harmless and resolve on their own. However, if the infection becomes severe or causes infection in vital organs, it […]

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HIV could be treated with a once-a-week pill

HIV could be treated with a once-a-week pill

HIV therapy involves a combination of drugs that must be taken once or twice daily, making treatment adherence challenging for many people. But researchers may have found a solution to this problem, in the form of a pill that only needs to be taken once per week. Researchers have developed a pill for HIV that […]

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Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C

Coffee could halve death risk for patients with HIV, hepatitis C

A wealth of studies have hailed coffee for its potential health benefits, but for patients infected with both HIV and hepatitis C virus, the rewards could be even greater; a new study suggests that drinking at least three cups of coffee per day could halve their risk of all-cause mortality. Researchers say that a higher […]

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Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine could work

Study reveals new clues to how a successful HIV vaccine could work

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine. The scientists found that on the HIV envelope protein, at a site important for viral function, a small group of sugar molecules, known as glycans, serves as a key “anchor” for antibodies that can […]