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Gut microbes linked to immune activation, HIV disease progress, may explain long-term CD4 loss

Leakage of microbes from the gut as a result of HIV-related damage to the wall of the gut may be one of the major causes

Published
21 December 2006
By
Keith Alcorn
CD4 cell loss in gut is not restored by HIV treatment, may have long-term consequences

CD4 cells in the wall of the human gut continue to be seriously depeleted even after successful antiretroviral treatment has reduced HIV in the blood

Published
19 December 2006
By
Keith Alcorn
Is HIV causing cardiovascular disease by its own effects on cholesterol?

Provocative findings from a US-Australian research group may force the HIV field to revise its understanding of cardiovascular disease risk in people on antiretroviral treatment.

Published
18 December 2006
By
Keith Alcorn
Micronutrient deficiencies less common in people taking antiretrovirals

A study team has found several vitamin and mineral deficiencies, noted as common before the widespread use of antiretrovirals, to be much less common in

Published
28 November 2006
By
Derek Thaczuk
Genetically modified HIV shows early promise as a gene therapy viral vector

A new type of gene therapy, based on a genetically modified version of HIV, has been successfully used in humans for the first time with

Published
09 November 2006
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Radioimmunotherapy clears HIV-infected cells in mice

Attaching radioactive particles to antibodies that target HIV envelope proteins resulted in clearance of more than 99% of HIV-infected cells from the spleens of immunodeficient

Published
08 November 2006
By
Keith Alcorn
Study challenges current thinking regarding viral load as a predictor of CD4 cell loss

Plasma HIV RNA (viral load) measurements predict no more than 9% of the rate of CD4 cell loss in untreated HIV-positive individuals, according to the

Published
26 September 2006
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Monkeys develop AIDS twice as fast if `binge drinking`

Heavy drinking can accelerate time to AIDS among rhesus macaques infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), researchers from Louisiana State University report in the October

Published
25 September 2006
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV-positive patients have increased risk of side-effects to key drugs used to treat opportunistic infections

Drugs used to treat PCP pneumonia and tuberculosis, the most common AIDS-defining illnesses, are significantly more likely to cause adverse reactions in HIV-positive patients than

Published
21 September 2006
By
Michael Carter
Just a few infected cells can transmit HIV

Research on monkeys has found that as few as seven cells productively infected with HIV may be able to establish an infection via sex (Kaizu). The

Published
19 September 2006
By
Gus Cairns

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