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HIV Establishes Reservoir Within Three Days in Monkeys

Beginning six months of treatment within two days following infection prevented viral rebound in at least some animals in a recent study.

Published
01 January 2019
From
Poz
Study Determines Why Patients With HIV Have Higher Rates of Cancer

After investigating why patients with HIV have higher rates of cancer than the general population, researchers identified how T-cells move and multiply to invade other cells in these patients.

Published
17 December 2018
From
American Journal of Managed Care
Needles in a haystack: the quest for bnAbs

HIV induces antibody responses in infected individuals, but only a few of these individuals manage to produce antibodies that are capable of viral neutralization—and even fewer produce antibodies that can neutralize different strains of HIV.

Published
01 December 2018
From
Nature
All people with HIV-2 should receive HIV treatment – without it, most will progress to AIDS and death

Most people with HIV-2 infection will progress to AIDS and death unless they receive antiretroviral therapy (ART), according to the results of a study conducted in Guinea-Bissau and

Published
27 November 2018
By
Michael Carter
Virus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV’s hiding places

To prevent the virus from rebounding after drug therapy, researchers must first map where it lurks in the body.

Published
23 October 2018
From
Nature
PET Scans May Predict Who Gets Inflammatory Reaction to HIV Treatment Start

The imaging method known as a PET scan may be able to predict who among those starting antiretroviral (ARV) treatment with an immune system highly damaged by HIV will develop HIV-associated immune reconstitution syndrome (IRIS).

Published
26 September 2018
From
Poz
Video SNiP: PET Scan “Hot Spots” Help Visualize Inflammatory Complication of HIV

Infectious-disease and radiology researchers from NIAID and the NIH Clinical Center are working together to visualize and predict HIV-associated immune reconstitution syndrome (IRIS) in a new way—with positron emission tomography (PET). The researchers describe their findings in a paper published this week in Clinical Infectious Diseases and in a new NIAID Video SNiP.

Published
14 September 2018
From
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Why has HIV in Saskatchewan become more harmful for some people?

Reports have suggested that HIV may be progressing more rapidly in Saskatchewan. Researchers analyzed the genetic sequences of HIV among people in the province. They discovered strains of HIV that have adapted to some people’s immune defences.

Published
22 August 2018
From
CATIE
Mutated strains of HIV in Saskatchewan causing illness quicker: study

Research suggests mutated strains of HIV circulating in Saskatchewan are leading to faster-developing AIDS-related illnesses among Indigenous people.

Published
27 July 2018
From
Calgary Herald
ART Simplification Does Not Affect Systemic Inflammation in Virologically Suppressed HIV

For virologically suppressed patients infected with HIV, switching to a dual antiretroviral maintenance therapy of atazanavir/ritonavir plus lamivudine does not affect plasma markers of systemic inflammation, according to results published in the Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy.

Published
15 June 2018
From
Infectious Disease Advisor
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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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