HIV & AIDS

New HIV-vaccine tested on people

Scientists from the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, Antwerp University Hospital and Antwerp University have tested a new 'therapeutic vaccine' against HIV on volunteers. The participants were so to say vaccinated ...

Feb 13, 2012
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Stopping HIV transmission with a molecular barrier

Using a technique that silences genes promoting infection, researchers have developed a novel, topically-applied molecular microbicide capable of preventing HIV transmission. The microbicide is predicted to have long-lasting ...

May 16, 2011
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Judge orders circumcision ban off SF ballot

(AP) -- A judge on Thursday struck a measure from the city's November ballot that called for a ban on most circumcisions of male children, saying the proposed law violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantee ...

Jul 29, 2011
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HIV 'superinfection' boosts immune response

Women who have been infected by two different strains of HIV from two different sexual partners – a condition known as HIV superinfection – have more potent antibody responses that block the replication of the virus ...

Mar 29, 2012
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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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Pioneering research shows drug can purge dormant HIV

Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have published pioneering research showing that a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma was able to dislodge hidden virus in patients receiving treatment ...

Jul 25, 2012
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