HIV & AIDS

Gut flora influences HIV immune response

Normal microorganisms in the intestines appear to play a pivotal role in how the HIV virus foils a successful attack from the body's immune system, according to new research from Duke Medicine.

Aug 13, 2014
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Drugs fail to reawaken dormant HIV infection

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that compounds they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells—a strategy designed to reverse latency and make the cells vulnerable to ...

Mar 23, 2014
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HIV hides soon after infection, research shows

(Medical Xpress) -- A team of researchers led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has demonstrated that latency develops soon after infection and slows when antiretroviral therapy is given.

May 30, 2012
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Research deciphers HIV attack plan

(Medical Xpress)—A new study by Los Alamos National Laboratory and University of Pennsylvania scientists defines previously unknown properties of transmitted HIV-1, the virus that causes AIDS. The viruses ...

Apr 01, 2013
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New HIV-inhibiting protein identified

Scientists have identified a new HIV-suppressing protein in the blood of people infected with the virus. In laboratory studies, the protein, called CXCL4 or PF-4, binds to HIV such that it cannot attach to or enter a human ...

May 29, 2012
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Protein discovery could lead to new HIV drugs

(Medical Xpress) -- A team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health recently discovered a new protein that enables HIV to destroy human cells. The finding provides scientists with ...

Jan 27, 2012
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