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African Americans have highest HIV incidence, lowest rate of consistent care

African Americans in the US have the highest rate of new HIV infections, but black people living with HIV are less likely than white or Latino

Published
10 hours ago
By
Liz Highleyman
Women under-represented in HIV clinical trials

Less than a quarter of people taking part in clinical trials for antiretroviral medications are women, potentially limiting the generalisability of findings, according to a systematic review

Published
14 hours ago
By
Roger Pebody
Combination nanotherapy drastically reduces the amount of HIV produced by cells in mice

A combination of fine-particle formulations of the drugs atazanavir and ritonavir, plus an immune-dampener drug designed to induce cells to keep hold of the drugs for longer,

Published
05 February 2016
By
Gus Cairns
Adenosine deaminase may help the immune system fight HIV on its own

New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that adenosine deaminase enhances anti-HIV-1 specific immune responses by reducing the action of cells that impede HIV-specific defenses

Published
03 February 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Tenofovir resistance may develop in more than half of patients failing treatment in sub-Saharan Africa

More than half of people who experienced failure of a tenofovir-based antiretroviral regimen in sub-Saharan Africa had resistance to tenofovir, a meta-analysis of drug resistance studies published

Published
01 February 2016
By
Keith Alcorn
US: Guidelines for the Use of Antiretroviral Agents in HIV-1-Infected Adults and Adolescents

What's New in the Guidelines? Revisions to the April 8, 2015, version of the guidelines are largely based on findings from two large, randomized controlled trials that addressed the optimal time to initiate antiretroviral therapy (ART)—START (Strategic Timing of Antiretroviral Therapy) and TEMPRANO.

Published
01 February 2016
From
AIDS.info
Haitian AIDS Patients' 10-year Survival Equal to American Patients

One of the first groups of AIDS patients to receive free HIV drugs in a public health setting in the developing world is living as long as those in the United States, according to research conducted by Weill Cornell Medicine investigators.

Published
01 February 2016
From
Weill Cornell Medical College
HIV resistance to favored treatment not uncommon

Resistance to a key HIV drug is common worldwide and could mean trouble for treating and preventing the virus that causes AIDS, according to a new study.

Published
29 January 2016
From
Reuters
HIV protein manipulates hundreds of human genes to advance progression into AIDS, study shows

“Our study indicates that this small viral protein, Tat, directly binds to about 400 human genes to generate an environment in which HIV can thrive. Then, this protein precisely turns off the body’s immune defense. It is striking that such a small viral protein has such a large impact,” Dr. D’Orso said.

Published
28 January 2016
From
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Study: HIV can hide and grow in 'sanctuaries' in body after it's undetectable in blood

The latest study appears to show a different type of "sanctuary," as the researchers called it, harboring cells with low levels of HIV replication that move into the blood. This suggests that virus growth could occur in a place where drug concentrations are very low.

Published
28 January 2016
From
Washington Post
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