HIV & AIDS

Researchers identify a new HIV reservoir

HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system. Yet investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University ...

HIV & AIDS

HIV expert's studies yielding insights into diseases of aging

While AIDS originally was seen as an adaptive immune disease, the research of Alan Landay, PhD, has contributed to a view of it as a cell driven-inflammation linked to immunosenescence—the gradual deterioration of the immune ...

HIV & AIDS

The first animal model for sexual transmission of HIV

Infection by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), a debilitating disorder in which progressive weakening of the immune system makes affected individuals more susceptible to ...

HIV & AIDS

Roll out treatment as prevention now to stop HIV and AIDS

The Lancet, a leading global medical journal, published an editorial comment today that emphasizes the critical role of expanding access to HIV treatment under a "Treatment as Prevention" strategy to stop the HIV pandemic.

HIV & AIDS

The difficult Way to HIV Vaccine

T cells are key players in the immune response to HIV, which are able to delete infected cells. This capacity is used for vaccine development against HIV. “To date however, success of this strategy remains elusive. Our ...

HIV & AIDS

Weighing costs, benefits of HIV treatments

Prevention versus treatment? Cost versus efficacy? So go two of the dilemmas looming over Dartmouth's Paul E. Palumbo, M.D., and his fellow researchers in the race to fight HIV and other infectious diseases in the developing ...

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