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Study shows dire consequences from elevated HIV cases among U.S. black gay men

Researchers assessed how existing disparities in HIV prevalence and in the HIV continuum of care explain differences in HIV incidence in MSM. ...

New study reveals why some people may be immune to HIV-1

Natural genetic variation in a protective antiviral enzyme holds promise for new therapies ...

HIV/AIDS Drugs Could Be Repurposed to Treat Age-Related Macular Degeneration; Study Published Today in Science

LEXINGTON, Ky. – A landmark study published today in the journal Science by an international group of scientists, led by the laboratory of Dr. Jayakrishna Ambati, professor and vice chair of the Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences at the University of Kentucky, reports that HIV/AIDS drugs that have been used for the last 30 years could be repurposed to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD), as well as other inflammatory disorders, because of a previously undiscovered intrinsic and inflammatory activity those drugs possess. ... Full story

NIH-Sponsored Study Identifies Superior Drug Regimen for Preventing Mother-to-Child HIV Transmission

​ For HIV-infected women in good immune health, taking a three-drug regimen during pregnancy prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission more effectively than taking one drug during pregnancy, another during labor and two more after giving birth, an international clinical trial has found. ... Full story

HIV risks high in Mexico City’s male sex trade

The prevalence of sexually transmitted infections, including HIV, and risky behavior are high among Mexico City’s male sex workers, a new study reports. Among the findings is that sex workers can make 34.5 percent more money for forgoing condoms. The researchers hope to counteract that incentive with one of their own. ... Full story

Can HIV Be Transmitted Via Manicure Instruments?

New Rochelle, NY - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lists numerous potential alternative sources of HIV transmission in addition to the known classical modes for acquiring the AIDS virus. ... Full story

NIH Trial Tests Very Early Anti-HIV Therapy in HIV-Infected Newborns

A new clinical trial is exploring whether giving anti-HIV therapy soon after birth to infants who became infected with HIV in the womb leads to remission of the virus, enabling the children eventually to stop treatment for an extended time period. The study is sponsored and funded by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), both part of the National Institutes of Health. ... Full story

Same pieces, different picture

Unprecedented detail on HIV structure reveals surprises ... Full story

Immune cells proposed as HIV hideout don't last in primate model

Where does HIV hide? Antiretroviral drugs can usually control the virus, but can’t completely eliminate it. So any strategy to eradicate HIV from the body has to take into account not only the main group of immune cells the virus targets, called CD4 or helper T cells, but other infected cells as well. ... Full story

UC Clinical Trial Looks at Statins for Heart Patients Living with HIV

CINCINNATI—The University of Cincinnati is part of a multi-center clinical trial focused on determining whether individuals living with HIV infections can take a class of drugs known as statins to lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. ... Full story

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