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NIH scientists discover how HIV kills immune cells

Untreated HIV infection destroys a person's immune system by killing infection-fighting cells, but precisely when and how HIV wreaks this destruction has been a mystery until now. New research by scientists at NIAID reveals how HIV triggers a signal telling an infected immune cell to die. This finding has implications for preserving the immune systems of HIV-infected individuals.

Published
07 June 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Women with HIV shown to have elevated resting energy expenditure

Studies have shown that about 10 per cent of men infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have an elevated resting energy expenditure (REE). Now a study has shown that REE is also higher in women with HIV, even when they are on HIV treatment.

Published
17 April 2013
From
Science Daily
Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

Human cells have an intrinsic capacity to destroy HIV. However, the virus has evolved to contain a gene that blocks this ability. When this gene is removed from the virus, the innate human immune system destroys HIV by mutating it to the point where it can no longer survive.

Published
29 March 2013
From
Medical Xpress
French researchers report 14 patients in 'remission' after controlling HIV for over 4 years off treatment

Two weeks ago, the announcement that a baby had been ‘functionally cured’ of HIV disease with the use of very early antiretroviral therapy (ART) caused great excitement at the

Published
16 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Tales of the late diagnosed

Gus Cairns talks to four people who were diagnosed with HIV only just in time to save their lives – and the daughter of one who wasn’t.

Published
14 February 2013
From
HIV treatment update
Newly identified natural protein blocks HIV, other deadly viruses

A team of UCLA-led researchers has identified a protein with broad virus-fighting properties that potentially could be used as a weapon against deadly human pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and others designated "priority pathogens" for national biosecurity purposes by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

Published
12 February 2013
From
UCLA press release
Researchers show how cells' DNA repair machinery can destroy viruses

A team of researchers based at Johns Hopkins has decoded a system that makes certain types of immune cells impervious to HIV infection.

Published
22 January 2013
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Rapid pace of liver damage in recent HCV co-infection

The research suggests that HIV-positive people who later become co-infected with HCV are at risk for an accelerated pace of liver damage, perhaps caused by underlying immunological dysfunction.

Published
21 January 2013
From
CATIE
Copy of Rapid pace of liver damage in recent HCV co-infection

The research suggests that HIV-positive people who later become co-infected with HCV are at risk for an accelerated pace of liver damage, perhaps caused by underlying immunological dysfunction.

Published
21 January 2013
From
CATIE
Africa: Study Confirms Role of Road Networks in HIV Spread

Road networks are strongly related to the spread of HIV-1 - the HIV subtype responsible for the AIDS pandemic - across Sub-Saharan Africa, a study confirms.

Published
14 January 2013
From
AllAfrica

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