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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
Pre-exposure prophylaxis may need large doses to work

Two studies of the use of tenofovir (Viread) as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV infection in monkeys have both come out with rather disappointing

Published
19 September 2006
By
Gus Cairns
Alphabet of prevention technologies expanding, but no 'magical solution'

Dr Ramjee outlined a number of approaches to HIV prevention that have been in use over the past two decades. These include the use of

Published
23 August 2006
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Researchers launch hunt for people who control HIV without drugs

An international appeal is underway to find people who are controlling HIV at very low viral load levels without any medication in order to learn

Published
17 August 2006
By
Keith Alcorn

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