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  • These Renderings of HIV Show That a Deadly Virus Can Be Beautiful

    For those of us who are normal, non-scientist people, an image of a virus doesn't necessarily hold any meaning. Artists were invited to create renderings of HIV – and the winning images are as educational as they are beautiful.

    31 July 2013 | Gizmodo
  • Africa: Study Confirms Role of Road Networks in HIV Spread

    Road networks are strongly related to the spread of HIV-1 - the HIV subtype responsible for the AIDS pandemic - across Sub-Saharan Africa, a study confirms.

    14 January 2013 | AllAfrica
  • New Strains Of HIV Spreading In India, Scientists Warn

    "While India has drastically reduced the spread of HIV over the past decade, new strains of the virus that cause acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) are troubling medical scientists in this country," Inter Press Service reports (Devraj, 11/29). According to SciDev.Net, "[S]cientists have found new strains of the HIV-1 subtype C -- which is responsible for half of the world's HIV infections -- are evolving rapidly in this country."

    03 December 2012 | Kaiser Daily Global Health Policy Report
  • Deeper view of HIV reveals impact of early mutations

    Mutations in HIV that develop during the first few weeks of infection may play a critical role in undermining a successful early immune response, a finding that reveals the importance of vaccines targeting regions of the virus that are less likely to mutate.

    09 March 2012 | Science Daily (press release)
  • Virus Related to HIV Found in One Quarter of Ape Hunters in Gabon

    Nearly one quarter of humans bitten or scratched while hunting nonhuman primates in Gabon had evidence of simian foamy retrovirus (SFV), a virus closely related to HIV. The finding underlines the continuing risk of cross-species transmission of retroviruses.

    18 January 2012 | International AIDS Society
  • Pathogenic Landscape of HIV

    In perhaps the most comprehensive survey of the inner workings of HIV, an international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of California, San Francisco has mapped every apparent physical interaction the virus makes with components of the human cells it infects—work that may reveal new ways to design future HIV/AIDS drugs.

    21 December 2011 | UCSF Today
  • Semen Protein Boosts HIV Transmission

    Researchers identify a protein in semen that enhances the transmission of HIV in culture, but whether it increases infectivity in humans is not yet known.

    15 December 2011 | The Scientist
  • India: Time to fight HIV-2, say experts

    With the taming of the predominant HIV-1 type, responsible for a majority of the 2.7 million infection cases in the country, experts say it is time to evaluate the incidence and seriousness of the HIV-2 infection. 

    02 December 2011 | Times of India
  • Rare HIV, Group N, Reported Outside Cameroon

    A man in France who recently travelled to Togo has been diagnosed with a rare type of HIV-infection - Group N. This is the first time this type of HIV-infection has been detected outside Cameroon. The infection is considerably more similar to the virus type discovered in chimpanzees than to other human type viruses.

    25 November 2011 | Medical News Today
  • X-rays illuminate the mechanism used by HIV to attack human DNA

    Scientists from Imperial College London have used data collected at Diamond Light Source, the UK’s national synchrotron facility, to advance the understanding of how HIV and other retroviruses infect human or animal cells.

    11 November 2010 | Imperial College London
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