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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
Immune changes in exposed, uninfected partners of people with HIV correlate with partner’s viral load

Changes from normal immune function in the exposed, uninfected sexual partners of people with HIV, is driven by continued exposure to their partner’s virus and

Published
05 October 2007
By
Gus Cairns
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

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