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New Study Reveals why people with HIV are more likely to develop Emphysema

Up to 30 percent of HIV patients who are appropriately treated with antiretroviral therapies develop the chronic lung disease emphysema in their lifetime. Now, new research from Weill Cornell Medicine investigators has uncovered a mechanism that might explain why this lung damage occurs.

Published
10 May 2017
From
Weill Cornell Medicine
Pretreatment HIV, immune activation levels determine their persistence during treatment

A study led by a Massachusetts General Hospital investigator finds that pretreatment levels of HIV and immune activation appear to determine the extent to which viral levels and inflammation persist during antiretroviral treatment.

Published
25 April 2017
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
HIV’s milder cousin may be less mild than previously thought

HIV-2’s virulence may have been underestimated and although progression to AIDS  and death in HIV-2 infection was slower than with HIV-1, it was the rule

Published
02 March 2017
By
Gus Cairns
Body's 'clever' protein could stop HIV in its tracks, scientists find

The weapon is a protein, found in the reproductive tract of women, which researchers from Hudson Institute of Medical Research and Deakin University have discovered stops HIV from replicating and taking hold.

Published
28 February 2017
From
The Sydney Morning Herald
Gut bacteria affect immune recovery in HIV patients, study finds

Gut bacteria also play their role in the immune recovery of HIV patients, an international study has found. The implications of this finding are that new complementary therapies could be developed that target these bacteria to boost the efficiency of ART and prevent the complications associated with immune deficiency and chronic inflammation.

Published
06 September 2016
From
Science Daily
Mutational tug of war over HIV's disease-inducing potential

A study from Emory AIDS researchers shows how the expected disease severity when someone is newly infected by HIV reflects a balance between the virus' invisibility to the host's immune system and its ability to reproduce.

Published
24 August 2016
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
HIV entry mechanism into immune cell nucleus revealed

How does HIV enter the nucleus of immune cells when it is bigger than the pores in its walls? New research shows it hijacks a protein to enlarge the pores.

Published
22 July 2016
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
New study reveals how HIV enters cell nucleus

Scientists have solved a mystery that has long baffled HIV researchers: How does HIV manage to enter the nucleus of immune system cells? The discovery could lead to effective new drugs to treat HIV/AIDS.

Published
23 June 2016
From
Science Daily
WHO confirms antiretroviral therapy reduces the risk of life-threatening HIV-related infections

Adults and children with HIV who start antiretroviral therapy (ART) as early as possible reduce their risk of developing serious HIV-related infections, according to new findings published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases on 15 June 2016.

Published
22 June 2016
From
World Health Organization
Men With HIV Age Faster According to DNA Methylation Study

Infection with HIV may be associated with accelerated cellular aging, according to a new study in which researchers analyzed DNA methylation patterns of men with HIV infection. The study provides a possible explanation for why people with HIV who take antiretroviral medications often develop age-related conditions such as cardiovascular disease, hypertension, bone fractures, and renal failure years earlier than those who are uninfected.

Published
16 June 2016
From
JAMA
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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