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High fat diet accelerates progression of HIV-like virus

A diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol accelerates disease progression and death in monkeys infected with the simian immunodeficiency virus, say US researchers in

Published
28 September 2007
By
Adam Legge
HIV replication can continue in the intestines even with successful antiretroviral therapy

HIV replication continues in intestinal mucosa even if a patient is taking successful antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the October edition of

Published
25 September 2007
By
Michael Carter
Merck HIV vaccine fails, trials halted

Trials of the most promising HIV vaccine to date have been halted following news that the vaccine did not protect against HIV infection, according to

Published
22 September 2007
By
Keith Alcorn
ICAAC: Dual/mixed tropic virus speeds disease progression as much as tenfold increase in viral load

A team of American researchers assessed the effect of HIV coreceptor tropism on the risk of HIV disease progression in antiretroviral treatment-naïve patients. Compared with

Published
19 September 2007
By
Derek Thaczuk
CD4 cell loss not enough to cause AIDS in some monkeys

Sooty mangabeys infected with the monkey immunodeficiency virus from which HIV is descended (SIV) do not develop AIDS despite the massive loss of CD4 cells

Published
13 September 2007
By
Keith Alcorn
Emergence of CXCR4-tropic HIV raises risk of AIDS fourfold

More evidence of a link between the presence of HIV that uses the CXCR4 co-receptor and faster HIV disease progression has emerged in the findings

Published
30 August 2007
By
David McLay
Viral load during primary infection influences viral load for years after

Individuals with a high viral load during primary HIV infection have a higher subsequent viral load set point, according to a US study published in

Published
16 August 2007
By
Michael Carter
Were host factors or superinfection the key to case of rapid HIV progression?

Doctors from the Multicenter AIDS Cohort (MACs) study have reported a retrospective case of HIV superinfection. The case report is published in the August 15th

Published
13 August 2007
By
Michael Carter
IAS: Hope and excitement as conference officially opens

The 4th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention has opened in Sydney in a mood of hope and excitement. Speakers

Published
22 July 2007
By
Michael Carter
Cellular infection study partially explains lower HIV infection rates through oral sex

A study in which slices of human mucosal tissue were infected with HIV has partially explained why HIV is caught so much more easily through

Published
16 July 2007
By
Gus Cairns

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