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Has Basic Science in HIV Research Stalled?

Now that effective therapies for active HIV infection are broadly available, there should be renewed focus on basic science regarding HIV, said experts contacted by MedPage Today.

Published
09 April 2018
From
MedPage Today
How HIV Alters Cells May Facilitate Sexual Transmission of Hepatitis C

A new study identifies key changes that HIV makes to Langerhans cells in the mucosal lining of the rectum.

Published
22 March 2018
From
Poz
Statement of UNAIDS on news reports of a new HIV strain in the Philippines

UNAIDS is concerned that media reports which make reference to HIV research in the Philippines are being interpreted as saying that there is a new and untreatable strain of the virus in the country. There is no new strain of HIV which has been found in the Philippines.

Published
21 March 2018
From
UNAIDS Asia-Pacific
Inflammation, HIV and marijuana

This issue of TreatmentUpdate focuses on the impact of cannabinoids on the immune system.

Published
13 March 2018
From
CATIE
Issue Brief: Suboptimal Immune Recovery on Antiretroviral Therapy

A subset of people on ART experience limited or no recovery of CD4+ T cell counts despite achieving and maintaining undetectable HIV viral loads, and these individuals have an elevated risk of illness and death compared with counterparts who obtain greater CD4+ T cell gains.

Published
06 March 2018
From
TAG
Scientists Find No Signs That Well-Treated HIV Replicates in Lymph Nodes

A research team has found no evidence of ongoing HIV replication in the lymph nodes among individuals receiving fully suppressive antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for the virus. This finding stands in sharp contrast to the conclusions of a 2016 study out of Northwestern University, published in Nature, that indicated that even in the face of ARV treatment, HIV replicates in the lymph nodes, thus helping to replenish the viral reservoir.

Published
06 March 2018
From
Poz
Microbiome research refines HIV risk for women

Drawing from data collected for years by AIDS researchers in six African nations, scientists have pinpointed seven bacterial species whose presence in high concentrations may significantly increase the risk of HIV infection in women.

Published
26 January 2018
From
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Study links gut-homing protein levels with HIV infection risk, disease progression

For the first time, scientists have shown a relationship between the proportion of key immune cells that display high levels of a gut-homing protein called alpha-4 beta-7 at the time of HIV infection and health outcomes. Previous research illustrated this relationship in monkeys infected with a simian form of HIV.

Published
26 January 2018
From
National Institutes of Health
SA study shows why some progress to Aids before others

HIV/Aids researchers have never understood why people infected with HIV developed Aids at different times‚ but now they suspect that it all has to do with their genes. A study has now shed new light on how specific genes in people can lead to the faster progression of Aids-related illnesses in people living with HIV who are not on treatment.

Published
25 January 2018
From
Medical Brief
Infectious diseases doctor sounds an international alarm about HIV treatment resistance in the Philippines

Dr. Edsel Salvana explains the global implications of treatment-resistant HIV in the Philippines.

Published
25 January 2018
From
Science Speaks
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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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