HIV & AIDS

Why the immune system fails to kill HIV

Our immune system contains CD8+ T cells which protect us from various diseases such as cancer and viruses. Some of them are specifically tasked with killing cells infected with the HIV virus – and researchers ...

Jul 18, 2014
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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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Study: Gates project spared 100K Indians from HIV

(AP) -- An estimated 100,000 people in India may have escaped HIV infection over five years thanks to one of the world's biggest prevention programs, an encouraging sign that targeting high-risk groups remains vital even ...

Oct 11, 2011
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Synthesized compound flushes out latent HIV

(Medical Xpress) -- A new collection of compounds, called "bryologs" – derived from a tiny marine organism – activate hidden reservoirs of the virus that currently make the disease nearly impossible to eradicate.

Jul 17, 2012
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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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