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AI app could help diagnose HIV more accurately

Pioneering technology developed by UCL and Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) researchers could transform the ability to accurately interpret HIV test results, particularly in low- and middle-income countries.

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'Smart' segmented ring device delivers medications to stop HIV transmission

Researchers have designed a device that delivers two medications that help stop HIV transmission.

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HIV has detrimental effect on children's growth and bone strength

Children growing up with HIV infection have concerning deficits in skeletal strength which become more apparent towards the end of pubertal growth, finds the largest study to date to investigate the link between HIV and skeletal ...

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40 years of HIV/AIDS: Will the epidemic end?

June marks the 40th anniversary of the first scientific report describing pneumocystis pneumonia, which later became known as acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). More than 32 million people have died worldwide from ...

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England on track to eliminate HIV transmission by 2030

The annual number of new HIV infections among men who have sex with men in England is likely to have fallen dramatically, from 2,770 in 2013 to 854 in 2018, showing elimination of HIV transmission by 2030 to be within reach—suggests ...

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Even 40 years on: Discrimination still linked with HIV and AIDS

Forty years ago, the first cases of HIV/AIDS in the U.S began to raise public awareness- but new research highlights the struggle people living with the disease still face against stigma, discrimination and negative labeling ...

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Four decades on, where's the HIV vaccine?

In the four decades since the first cases of what would come to be known as AIDS were documented, scientists have made huge strides in HIV treatment, transforming what was once a death sentence to a manageable condition.

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Four decades of AIDS

Forty years ago this month the first men began dying of a mysterious disease in California that would later be identified as AIDS.

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UN optimistic on conquering AIDS by 2030

Forty years on since the first AIDS cases were reported, the United Nations said Thursday it was cautiously optimistic that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)—the virus that causes the disease—could be beaten by 2030.

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The state of HIV screening, diagnosis and treatment in the U.S.

In a new feature in the New England Journal of Medicine, Michael Saag, M.D., professor with the University of Alabama at Birmingham Division of Infectious Diseases and director of the UAB Center for AIDS Research, details ...

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How HIV infection shrinks the brain's white matter

It's long been known that people living with HIV experience a loss of white matter in their brains. As opposed to "gray matter," which is composed of the cell bodies of neurons, white matter is made up of a fatty substance ...