HIV

Cdc: Hiv-1/hiv-2 Differentiation Test Increasingly Used In U.s.

THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 -- From 2010 to 2017, use of the HIV-1/HIV-2 differentiation test increased, but the number of HIV-2 diagnoses remained very low, according to research published in the Jan. 24 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control...
Related topics: Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, Virus, Medical Research

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Researchers Reverse Hiv Latency, Important Scientific Step Toward Cure

Overcoming HIV latency -- induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body - is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. For the first time, scientists have shown that a new approach can expose latent HIV to attack in two...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus

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Utah Governor Halts State-sponsored Condom Programme Over Packages Being Too Suggestive

Health officials in the US state decided to draw attention to an HIV awareness campaign that distributed condoms with catchy slogans on the wrappers. They re-phrased well-known Utah memes to give them sex references, but the local authorities seemed...
Related topics: Birth Control - Contraception, Virus

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Hiv-infected Newborns Can Wait Awhile For Treatment: Study

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 15, 2020 -- The effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in newborns with HIV is similar whether it begins within days or within weeks, a new study finds. It included 73 infants in South Africa who were born with HIV...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research, South Africa

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Trump Restrictions On Fetal Tissue Research Unsettle Key Studies And Scientists

A yet-to-be-created ethics review board is now required for funding certain work on HIV, cancer and brain disorders.
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus, Brain Tumors, Cancer, Oncology

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Imedicalapps: Hiv Oral Prep

]]>(MedPage Today) -- With the goal of eliminating HIV worldwide, the World Health Organization published guidelines on pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) back in 2015. Now, WHO has an app that brings the guidelines to life in three languages. HIV...
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Neural Tube Defect Prevalence 7.0 Per 10,000 In Hiv-exposed

FRIDAY, Jan. 10, 2020 -- The prevalence of neural tube defects (NTDs) is 7.0 per 10,000 live births in HIV-exposed pregnancies, which is similar to the prevalence in the general population, according to research published in the Jan. 10 issue of...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research

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Kidney Donor's Hiv Strain Found In Hiv-positive Recipient

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Strains of HIV from an infected kidney donor showed up in an HIV-positive transplant recipient's body fluids, as well as the native kidneys. At this point, however, the finding appears to be just an interesting factoid and...
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Hiv Triggers Immune System 'amnesia' To Smallpox: Study

THURSDAY, Jan. 9, 2020 -- HIV infection causes a loss of immunity to smallpox, even in people who were vaccinated as kids and are taking antiretroviral drugs to restore their immune system, a new study finds. Such "HIV-associated immune amnesia"...
Related topics: Virus, Memory Loss, Smallpox, Medical Research

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Early Antiretroviral Therapy May Not Achieve Hiv Remission In Infants

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV-infected infants within hours of birth does not seem to result in a higher proportion of infants who attain and sustain viral suppression on ART, according to a study...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research

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Hiv+ Patients Lose Immunity To Smallpox Despite Vaccination

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 -- HIV-infected patients lose immunity to smallpox despite childhood vaccination and immune reconstitution with antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published online Dec. 23 in The Journal of Infectious...
Related topics: Virus, Smallpox, Vaccines, Medical Research

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Don’t Trust Fearmongering Ads About Hiv Drugs On Facebook

Lawyers and for-profit legal referral businesses are placing misleading advertisements on the social media platform, helping spread misinformation about HIV-prevention drugs. Some ads can be more than misleading—they can put your health at...
Related topics: Virus, Facebook, Social Media

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Single Dose Of Antibodies Can Knock Out Hiv In Newborns

A single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby, new nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. When that single dose...
Related topics: Virus, Medical Research

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Column: David Stern's Greatest Legacy Is How He Changed The Dialogue On Hiv/aids

David Stern was instrumental in the NBA's efforts to eliminate expressions of homophobia in basketball and changing the narrative on HIV/AIDS.
Related topics: AIDS, Virus, Homophobia

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Breakthrough Study On Molecular Interactions Could Improve Development Of New Medicines

A first-of-its-kind study on molecular interactions by biomedical engineers will make it easier and more efficient for scientists to develop new medicines and other therapies for diseases such as cancer, HIV, and autoimmune diseases.
Related topics: Medical Research, Cancer, Oncology, Virus

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Ads For Drug Injury Lawsuits Were A Problem Long Before They Targeted Hiv Prevention Medication

Astrid Riecken/Tribune News Service via Getty Images Facebook removed personal injury advertisements early this week that contained misleading information about medications designed to prevent the spread of HIV, after months of outcry from LGBTQ...
Related topics: Lawsuits, Virus, Facebook, Social Media

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David Stern Helped Magic Johnson Change The Conversation About Hiv

It’s hard to overstate the shock created by Magic Johnson’s announcement he was HIV positive in November of 1991. AIDS, the disease caused by HIV, was still regarded as a death sentence, one accompanied by fear and paranoia. Johnson...
Related topics: AIDS, Virus

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Trinidad And Tobago Continues To Face Hiv Stigma And Lack Of Sex Education

The minister claims PrEP to prevent HIV promotes “high-risk” behaviour Selection of reproductive health supplies. Photo by the Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition@rhsupplies, via Unsplash. In an interview with┬áthe Trinidad and Tobago...
Related topics: Virus, Health Photos

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New Direct-acting Antiviral (daa) Medications Are Highly Effective In Curing Patients With...

New direct-acting antiviral (DAA) medications are highly effective in curing patients with hepatitis C virus (HCV). But these drugs carry a risk of interactions with antiretroviral therapy (ART) used to control HIV. An update on management of drug...
Related topics: Hepatitis, Hepatitis C, Virus, Virology

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New Study Shows Pregnant Women With Hiv Often Not Given Recommended Treatment

Pregnant women living with HIV don't always receive antiretroviral medications recommended for use in pregnancy, according to a recent study published in Jama Network Open this week. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago's...
Related topics: Medical Research, Virus

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