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Kirby Institute launches first of its kind PrEP study

Researchers from the Kirby Institute at UNSW will explore what it's like for people who are HIV negative to take a daily ...

Masking HIV target cells prevents viral transmission in animal model

T cells that are important early targets of HIV infection reside in gut-associated lymphoid tissue, shown here courtesy of Wikimedia. ...

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. ... Full story

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 ... Full story

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

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

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