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Genetic profile governs immune system recovery on HAART

The speed and duration of immune system recovery after starting highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) appear to be governed by human genetic differences, raising the

Published
31 March 2008
By
Keith Alcorn
Researchers discover why salmonella is so dangerous for people with HIV

Researchers believe they have discovered why people with HIV are far more likely to die of Salmonella food poisoning, compared to those without HIV who

Published
25 March 2008
By
Adam Legge
HIV persists in gut CD4 cells even in the presence of effective therapy

New evidence that CD4 cells in the gut may be a reservoir of HIV could impact future treatment strategies, say researchers in an article published

Published
25 February 2008
By
David McLay
Swiss experts say individuals with undetectable viral load and no STI cannot transmit HIV during sex

Swiss HIV experts have produced the first-ever consensus statement to say that HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy and without sexually transmitted infections (STIs) are

Published
30 January 2008
By
Edwin J. Bernard
HIV vaccine may have made people more vulnerable to infection

A post-hoc analysis of an HIV vaccine trial that was recently stopped because it made no difference to the rate of infection has uncovered a

Published
19 November 2007
By
Gus Cairns
Paradox: people with moderate viral load more likely to pass on HIV

HIV may have evolved so that the average viral load set point – around 33,000 copies/ml – seen in most untreated people during chronic infection

Published
25 October 2007
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Lower weight explains why HIV-positive patients have a risk of lower bone mineral density

HIV-positive individuals have lower bone mineral density (BMD) than their HIV-negative peers because of lower body-weight, investigators conclude in a paper published in the online

Published
25 October 2007
By
Michael Carter
Rectal inflammation study establishes normal values, confirms efficacy of potent anti-HIV therapy

A study examining rectal biopsies from 16 men has established, for the first time, the typical immunological ‘climate’ inside the rectum including the usual immune-cell

Published
24 October 2007
By
Gus Cairns
Sudden increases in viral load in first two years of infection could indicate superinfection

A sudden increase in viral load is rarely due to HIV superinfection, researchers from Amsterdam report in study published in the online edition of the

Published
12 October 2007
By
Michael Carter
Protein in spinal fluid can be a marker of HIV dementia

Measuring a protein in cerebrospinal fluid could be a way of tracking the success of treatment for HIV-induced dementia, according to data from Sweden published

Published
09 October 2007
By
Adam Legge

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