Dr. Zabrina Brumme, Director, Laboratory at the BC-CfE and Dr. Jeffrey Joy, BC-CfE Research Scientist. Credit: The BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with University of British Columbia (UBC) and Western University, have developed a novel way for […]Continue Reading ...
A relatively simple effort to provide counseling and connect injection-drug users with resources could prove powerful against the spread of HIV in a notoriously hard-to-reach population, new research suggests. The study increased by almost 30 percent the use of antiretroviral medications to suppress HIV infection, according to the study, which appears in The Lancet. The […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH Immune activation and inflammation persist in the majority of treated HIV-infected individuals and is associated with excess risk of mortality and morbidity. A new study by Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) researchers suggests that use of HIV RNA expression inhibitors as adjunct therapy might diminish atypical inflammation […]Continue Reading ...
Limited drug law reform has had minimal effect on HIV infection rates among people who inject drugs, say researchers. Credit: Chris Brava While global incidence rates of HIV have declined notably in recent years, the virus that causes AIDS remains a major and, in some ways largely unmitigated, public health threat in some countries and […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain As a healthcare patient, what would you sacrifice for a provider with a nice—rather than rude—attitude? For HIV patients in Zambia, the answer may surprise you. According to findings of a study published August 13, 2018, in PLOS Medicine, HIV patients in Zambia were willing to increase wait time and travel […]Continue Reading ...
Brandon Brown is an associate professor of social medicine, population, and public health at UC Riverside. Credit: Genevieve Casanova, UC Riverside. Many barriers prevent people from getting tested for HIV, including lack of knowledge, competing priorities during medical visits, and stigma associated with the test on the part of both the patient and provider. Not […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Men seek and start treatment for HIV/AIDS when they are much sicker compared to women, according to a study by researchers from around the world, including at the University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. “It’s a gender equity issue but not the kind we are used to thinking […]Continue Reading ...
The 22nd International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam heard experts call for an end to laws that see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus AIDS experts called Wednesday for an end to laws that can see HIV-positive people jailed for exposing others to the virus, saying the approach was “unscientific” and worsening the […]Continue Reading ...
A counselor listens to and advises a client. Credit: NIAID An intervention designed to facilitate treatment for HIV and substance use was associated with a 50 percent reduction in mortality for people living with HIV who inject illicit drugs, a study has found. In addition, the people who received the intervention were nearly twice as […]Continue Reading ...
Using calcium imaging, DVM student Keira Sztukowski and her colleagues were able to show that a lot of neurodegenerative disorders stem from the hyperexciteability of certain neurons, which can be induced by HIV. Credit: Colorado State University Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), which the HIV virus can cause, continue to be […]Continue Reading ...
HIV infecting a human cell. Credit: NIH In a study, a new HIV drug reduced viral replication and increased immune cells in individuals with advanced, drug-resistant HIV infection. Used in combination with existing HIV medications, the drug is a promising strategy for patients who have run out of effective treatment options, the researchers said. The […]Continue Reading ...
HIV-1 protein structure stained and viewed under an electron microscope. Credit: Robert Dick New research provides details of how the structure of the HIV-1 virus is assembled, findings that offer potential new targets for treatment. The study, authored by a multi-institutional team led by Cornell researchers, was published Aug. 1 in the journal Nature. The […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Johns Hopkins scientists report they have identified two potential new drug targets for the treatment of HIV. The finding is from results of a small, preliminary study of 19 people infected with both HIV—the virus that causes AIDS—and the hepatitis C virus. The study revealed that two genes—CMPK2 and BCLG, are […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Extended-release naltrexone—an injection that decreases heavy drinking in the general population when taken in conjunction with counseling—appears to help HIV-positive individuals reduce their number of heavy drinking days too, say Yale researchers. This study was published online on Aug. 2 in AIDS and Behavior. “While we know that patients with heavy […]Continue Reading ...
In this May 10, 2012, file photo, a doctor holds Truvada pills at her office in San Francisco. New research shows more promise for using AIDS treatment drugs, such as Truvada, as a prevention tool, to help keep uninfected people from catching HIV during sex with a partner who has the virus. Truvada has been […]Continue Reading ...
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