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Vitamin D supplementation might slow down HIV progression – UCT study

Vitamin D supplementation may reverse seasonal nutritional deficiency and slow down HIV progression in Cape Town, South Africa, according to a study ...

CDC awards $216 million to community-based organizations to deliver the most effective HIV prevention strategies to those in greatest need

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today that it has awarded $216 million over five years to 90 community-based organizations ...

Stem cell gene therapy developed at UCLA holds promise for eliminating HIV infection

Method modifies immune cells to attack the virus, could be used to treat other diseases ... Full story

Scientists Unravel Elusive Structure of HIV Protein

Snapshots of HIV virus’ proteins may help design new ways to fight the disease ... Full story

WHO validates elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis in Cuba

GENEVA ¦ WASHINGTON - Cuba today became the first country in the world to receive validation from WHO that it has eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. ... Full story

Potential New HIV Therapy Seen in Component of Immune Cells

A research team led by Weill Cornell Medical College scientists has discovered a way to limit replication of the most common form of HIV at a key moment when the infection is just starting to develop. ... Full story

Needle Exchanges Can Prevent HIV Outbreaks Like One in Indiana

In New England Journal of Medicine, two experts make case for lifting federal funding bans for such programs to protect health of IV drug users ... Full story

Sequential immunizations could be the key to HIV vaccine

The secret to preventing HIV infection lies within the human immune system, but the more-than-25-year search has so far failed to yield a vaccine capable of training the body to neutralize the ever-changing virus. New research from The Rockefeller University, and collaborating institutions, suggests no single shot will ever do the trick. Instead, the scientists find, a sequence of immunizations might be the most promising route to an HIV vaccine. ... Full story

Study reveals HIV therapy should start at diagnosis

According to new research, HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs immediately upon diagnosis, rather than later. ... Full story

NIAID-Funded HIV Vaccine Research Generates Key Antibodies in Animal Models

Studies Mark Important Step Toward Eliciting Broadly Neutralizing HIV Antibodies ... Full story

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