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Microbicide and PrEP potential for anal sex explored further in monkey studies

In animal studies, microbicide gels and oral pre-exposure prophylaxis with antiretroviral drugs appear to provide protection against anal exposure to the monkey equivalent of HIV,

Published
05 September 2008
By
Gus Cairns
Fibrosis linked to rapid loss of gut CD4 cells after HIV infection

Rapid and extensive deposition of fibrous tissue called collagen in the lymphatic tissue of the gut during HIV infection has been linked to the dramatic

Published
05 September 2008
By
David McLay
Systematic review unable to confirm or deny Swiss statement on infection risk with undetectable viral load

A systematic review of studies of serodiscordant couples where the HIV-positive partner was on antiretroviral treatment could neither confirm not disprove the recent Swiss declaration

Published
08 August 2008
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Two novel immune therapies in early investigation: autologous dendritic cells and CD4 zeta gene-modified T cells

Immune cells extracted from individuals and then modified to enhance the individual immune response to HIV infection, appear to be a safe and feasible approach

Published
07 August 2008
By
Derek Thaczuk
HIV persists in the breastmilk of HIV-positive Kenyan mothers on antiretroviral treatment

HIV-positive Kenyan mothers receiving various antiretroviral drug regimens for the reduction of mother-to-child transmission still carried a detectable reservoir of cell-associated HIV in breastmilk, according

Published
22 July 2008
By
Tom Egwang
Gene that protects against malaria may increase HIV risk in Africans

A gene variant that became common in people of African ancestry because it protected against malaria appears to increase the risk of HIV infection by

Published
21 July 2008
By
Keith Alcorn
Single virus often responsible for HIV infection, suggesting high barrier to infection

An analysis of HIV isolates from 102 individuals very recently infected with HIV shows that in three-quarters of cases, a single virus was the ancestor

Published
28 May 2008
By
Keith Alcorn
Indirect effects on immune activation may partially account for lingering benefits of failed antiretroviral therapy in the brain

The intriguing finding that anti-HIV therapy continues to provide protective benefit in the brains of HIV-positive people who have failed therapy may be explained by

Published
16 April 2008
By
David McLay
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

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