Brains are composed of different cell types and the image from microscopy shows what cells EcoHIV infects in a mixture of mouse brain cells in tissue culture. The colors label specific elements in the cell mixture: blue shows DNA found in all cells, red shows a specific protein CD11b that is found in microglia, the […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain In the first study to comprehensively describe where people are diagnosed with HIV in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, investigators found that an increasing proportion of HIV diagnoses are being made outside of sexual health clinics, which is in line with evolving HIV testing guidelines. The HIV Medicine study revealed that […]Continue Reading ...
This protein structure diagram illustrates the location of the fusion peptide epitope (red) on the HIV spike (green), which projects out of the viral membrane (grey). The diagram also shows how a broadly neutralizing antibody (yellow) binds to the fusion peptide. Credit: NIAID An experimental vaccine regimen based on the structure of a vulnerable site […]Continue Reading ...
Salk scientists uncover potential new targets for antiviral drugs using novel laboratory method. From left: Muyu Xu and Katherine Jones Credit: Salk Institute One of the many challenges in treating HIV is that the virus can lie dormant in cells, quietly evading immune detection until it suddenly roars to life without warning and begins replicating […]Continue Reading ...
HIV (yellow) infecting a human immune cell. Credit: Seth Pincus, Elizabeth Fischer and Austin Athman, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health Thanks to advances in the development of anti-retroviral therapy (ART), patients with HIV are living longer than ever before. And yet, even in patients on very effective, long-term ART, […]Continue Reading ...
Rapid HIV test. Credit: varnent / LGBT Free Media Collective Almost 40 percent of people previously diagnosed with HIV do not disclose their HIV status during diagnosis campaigns, leading to unnecessary retesting. In addition to wasting valuable resources, this phenomenon can distort indicators of progress toward the UNAIDS targets. These are the conclusions of a […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH Researchers have provided new insight into the cellular processes behind the ‘shock and kill’ approach to curing HIV, which they say challenges the effectiveness of the treatment. Their study, published in the journal eLife, suggests the need to explore alternative treatment strategies against HIV—a virus which 36.7 million […]Continue Reading ...
Spending on HIV/AIDS globally between 2000 and 2015 totaled more than half a trillion dollars, according to a new scientific study, the first comprehensive analysis of funding for the disease. The total was $562.6 billion over the 16-year period. Annual spending peaked in 2013 with $49.7 billion. Two years later, $48.9 billion was provided for […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A group of men who may be underestimating their HIV risk has been identified in a new study. Public health messages should be targeted specifically at this neglected group, suggest researchers who carried out the work. The men are a distinct group who have sex with other men, but are not […]Continue Reading ...
New study explores social perceptions of HIV-prevention drug, PrEP. Credit: University of Texas at San Antonio A new study led by a UTSA researcher examines the social perceptions of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), a medication to prevent HIV, among gay and bisexual men in Texas. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A stem cell is one with infinite possibilities. So, for decades, scientists have puzzled over how the cell chooses to keep being a stem cell and continue dividing, or specialize into a specific cell type, like a heart or brain cell. The same type of decision is made by HIV. When […]Continue Reading ...
Adam Carrico, Ph.D., associate professor of Public Health Sciences and Psychology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Credit: University of Miami Miller School of Medicine A researcher at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine has found that the use of stimulants, such as methamphetamine, can negatively affect the health of […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain An HIV treatment regimen already widely used in North America and Europe would likely increase the life expectancy of people living with HIV in India by nearly three years and reduce the number of new HIV infections by 23 percent with minimal impact on the country’s HIV/AIDS budget. The findings from […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH The risk for preterm birth and early infant death is similar for three antiretroviral drug regimens taken by pregnant women with HIV according to a new study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. The study will be published in the April 26, 2018 issue of the […]Continue Reading ...
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