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CROI: Tenofovir microbicide stops rectal infection in monkeys better than PrEP

Two-thirds of monkeys treated with a tenofovir-containing rectal microbicide were protected from repeated rectal challenge with a pathogenic variety of SIV, the Fourteenth Conference on

Published
27 February 2007
By
Gus Cairns
HIV surface protein's weak point detected; new lead for antibody-based vaccine?

US scientists say they may have found the site on HIV’s outer coating that would be most vulnerable to antibodies that could neutralise the virus

Published
14 February 2007
By
Keith Alcorn
Selenium supplementation has positive effect on HIV viral load, CD4 counts in randomised study

Daily supplementation with 200μg of selenium daily stabilised viral load and modestly increased CD4 cell counts in both untreated and viremic patients on antiretroviral therapy

Published
23 January 2007
By
Keith Alcorn
Drug resistance test may be 1000 times more sensitive than current HIV resistance assays

An HIV resistance test which can detect one drug resistant virus in a sample of 1,000 virions has been developed by scientists at Duke University,

Published
09 January 2007
By
Keith Alcorn
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

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