HIV & AIDS

Two studies advance HIV prevention options for women

Two early clinical studies of novel HIV prevention products for women—the first combination antiretroviral (ARV) vaginal ring and a vaginal film—show the products to be safe and open the door to product improvements that ...

Mar 04, 2014
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HIV can cut and paste in the human genome

For the first time researchers have succeeded in altering HIV virus particles so that they can simultaneously, as it were, 'cut and paste' in our genome via biological processes. Developed at the Department ...

May 27, 2014
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Harm-reduction program optimizes HIV/AIDS prevention

(Medical Xpress)—New research from UC San Francisco and the San Francisco AIDS Foundation has found that clients participating in a harm-reduction substance use treatment program, the Stonewall Project, decrease their use ...

Apr 21, 2014
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New target to fight HIV infection identified

A mutant of an immune cell protein called ADAP (adhesion and degranulation-promoting adaptor protein) is able to block infection by HIV-1 (human immunodeficiency virus 1), new University of Cambridge research reveals. The ...

Oct 01, 2013
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Unusual new HIV drug resistance mechanism revealed

For the more than one million people with HIV/AIDS in the United States (and the over 34 million people living with HIV/AIDS around the world), antiretroviral drugs such as efavirenz and other so-called non-nucleoside reverse ...

Feb 18, 2014
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Overcoming barriers to partner notification of HIV

(Medical Xpress)—Among the most difficult barriers to preventing the spread of HIV are those that hamper the notification of sexual and needle-sharing partners that they have been exposed to the infection. ...

Feb 05, 2014
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In Africa, STI testing could boost HIV prevention

To maximize HIV prevention efforts in South Africa and perhaps the broader region, public health officials should consider testing for other sexually transmitted infections when they test for HIV, according to a new paper ...

May 28, 2014
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