HIV

Retroviruses Are Re-writing The Koala Genome And Causing Cancer

The koala retrovirus (KoRV) is a virus which, like other retroviruses such as HIV, inserts itself into the DNA of an infected cell. At some point in the past 50,000 years, KoRV has infected the egg or sperm cells of koalas, leading to offspring that...
Related topics: Genetics, Cancer, Oncology, Virus, Virology, DNA

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What If We Pay People To Stop Using Drugs?

Tyrone Clifford Jr. remembers the first time he tried methamphetamine. “It was everything, all at once,” he said; a whirring rush of euphoric energy. It was the ‘90s, and Tyrone was in his early twenties. He was HIV positive, watching as the...
Related topics: AIDS, Virus

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Donating Blood Is A Felony In Virginia If You're Hiv-positive — But That Could Change

These laws are long overdue for a change, advocates and lawmakers say. Virginia is expected to pass legislation this week that amend laws on sexually transmitted infections that have been on the books for decades. The House of Delegates and the...
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Cocaine Use, Hiv Affect Coronary Plaque Morphology

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2021 -- Cocaine use and HIV infection are associated with radiomic features quantified for coronary plaque morphology, according to a study published online Feb. 16 in Radiology. Márton Kolossváry, M.D., Ph.D., from the Johns...
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The Vanguard Of Hiv Care: Don't Forget This Screening

HIV-positive patients are living longer than ever, thanks to antiretroviral medications. But this means increased rates of HPV-associated anal cancer. Medscape HIV/AIDS
Related topics: AIDS, Virus, Cancer, Oncology

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Among Blacks, Late-stage Hiv Diagnosis Varies By Rurality

FRIDAY, Feb. 19, 2021 -- The percentage of Black people with late-stage HIV diagnosis varies according to population area of residence and is higher in rural than urban and metropolitan areas, according to research published in the Feb. 19 issue...
Related topics: Virus, Black Friday, Medical Research

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A New Piece Of The Hiv Infection Puzzle Explored

Researchers combine high-resolution imaging to observe the infection process in cell nuclei, opening the door for new therapeutics.
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Lgbtq People Living With Hiv: Considerations During Covid-19

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) has spread rapidly around the world since the first reports from China in 2019, and the outbreak was characterized as a pandemic. COVID-19 does not affect everyone equally. COVID-19 has disproportionately impacted...
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Hiv Research Yields Potential Drug Target

Understanding the mechanism of activation of a protein called SAMHD1 could be a step forward in the fight against HIV/AIDS.
Related topics: AIDS, Virus, Medical Research, Proteins

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Covid-19 Variants: 'the Virus Still Has Tricks Up Its Sleeve'

(MedPage Today) -- MedPage Today spoke with Warner Greene, MD, PhD, of the Gladstone Institutes' Center for HIV Cure Research and a professor at the University of California San Francisco, during a Facebook Live event on Feb. 3, 2021, about what...
Related topics: Virus, Virology, Medical Research, Facebook, Social Media

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Medicaid Expansion Tied To Increase In Diagnoses Of Hiv

MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2021 -- Medicaid expansions are associated with increases in the percentage of people living with HIV who are aware of their status and with greater use of preexposure prophylaxis, according to a study published online Jan. 24 in...
Related topics: Medicaid, Virus, Medical Research

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Hiv: An Innovative Therapeutic Breakthrough To Optimize The Immune System

Prompted by the need to improve conventional treatments for people infected with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV-1), a team has identified a therapeutic approach to restore the effectiveness of immune cells.
Related topics: Virus, Virology

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Modelling Hiv Fusion

An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) has used robust computer simulations to understand how HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fuses with the host cell membrane. Published in the Journal of Chemical...
Related topics: AIDS, Virus, Medical Research, Virology

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First-in-human Clinical Trial Confirms New Hiv Vaccine Approach

A phase 1 clinical trial testing a novel vaccine approach to prevent HIV has produced promising results, researchers announced today. The vaccine showed success in stimulating production of rare immune cells needed to start the process of generating...
Related topics: Clinical Trials, HIV Vaccine, Virus, Vaccines, Medical Research

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Monthly News Roundup - January 2021

FDA Approves ViiV’s Cabenuva, the First Once-a-Month HIV Treatment  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved ViiV Healthcare’s Cabenuva (cabotegravir and rilpivirine) as a once-monthly, injectable complete regimen...
Related topics: Food And Drug Administration, Virus

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Aids Epidemic Could Have Begun With Starving World War I Soldier, Book Claims

Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) is caused by the human immunodeficiency virus infection (HIV), and was officially designated an epidemic on 5 June, 1981. The disease has deeply affected humanity, both as an illness and as a source of...
Related topics: AIDS, Virus, Virology

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Novavax Covid-19 Vaccine News Welcomed In South Africa

News that the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine has shown about 60% efficacy on HIV-positive patients and that it seems to work against the variant of the virus now dominant in South Africa is being welcomed with relief in the country
Related topics: HIV Vaccine, Vaccines, South Africa, Virus, Virology

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Obamacare's Medicaid Expansion Helped Find Cases Of Undiagnosed Hiv

THURSDAY, Jan. 28, 2021 -- In another sign that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has been good for Americans' health, a new study finds that a large number of undiagnosed HIV cases in the United States came to light after Medicaid's expansion under...
Related topics: Obamacare, Medicaid, Virus, Medical Research

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Drugs Used To Treat Hiv And Flu Can Have Detrimental Impact On Crops

The increased global use of antiviral and antiretroviral medication could have a detrimental impact on crops and potentially heighten resistance to their effects, new research has suggested.
Related topics: Virus, Flu, Influenza (Flu), Medical Research

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Fda Oks First Injectable Complete Drug Regimen For Hiv

Cabenuva is a once-monthly injectable formulation of cabotegravir and rilpivirine for adults with HIV-1 infection whose condition is currently stable with an antiretroviral regimen. FDA Approvals
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