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Special antibodies could lead to HIV vaccine

Around one percent of people infected with HIV produce antibodies that block most strains of the virus. These broadly acting antibodies provide the key to developing an effective vaccine against HIV. Researchers from the ...

Sep 10, 2018
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Researchers date 'hibernating' HIV strains

Researchers at the BC Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS (BC-CfE) and Simon Fraser University (SFU), in partnership with University of British Columbia (UBC) and Western University, have developed a novel way for dating "hibernating" ...

Sep 05, 2018
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PrEP, interrupted

The HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis medication known as PrEP is currently recommended for the prevention of HIV acquisition in populations at higher risk such as gay and bisexual men (GBM). The number of eligible and recommended ...

Sep 05, 2018
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Smartphone app can help improve outcomes with HIV

(HealthDay)—A smartphone app designed for people living with HIV increases users' consistency in doctor visits and improves their health outcomes, according to a study recently published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs.

Aug 27, 2018
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HIV and a tale of a few cities

While global incidence rates of HIV have declined notably in recent years, the virus that causes AIDS remains a major and, in some ways largely unmitigated, public health threat in some countries and regions.

Aug 17, 2018
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