HIV & AIDS

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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HIV vaccine produces no adverse effects in trials

Phase I Clinical Trial (SAV CT 01) of the first and only preventative HIV vaccine based on a genetically modified killed whole virus (SAV001-H) has been successfully completed with no adverse effects in all ...

Sep 04, 2013
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HIV vaccines elicit immune response in infants

A new analysis of two HIV vaccine trials that involved pediatric patients shows that the investigational vaccines stimulated a critical immune response in infants born to HIV-infected mothers, researchers at Duke Medicine ...

Oct 08, 2013
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Bringing a new perspective to infectious disease

Studying infectious diseases has long been primarily the domain of biologists. However, as part of the Ragon Institute, MIT engineers and physical scientists are joining immunologists and physicians in the ...

Feb 08, 2013
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