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Combination Antiretroviral Therapy Helps Treat Hepatitis C in HIV Patients

CINCINNATI—Treatment of HIV patients co-infected with the hepatitis C virus (HCV) with an anti-retroviral drug therapy not only tackles HIV, but also ...

SAMBA II offers on-the-spot HIV testing to millions in Africa

A new transformative point-of-care diagnostic which gives rapid results for the detection of HIV genetic material is being rolled out across Africa. ...

Yerkes research core is key to HIV study in Nature

In a study reported in Nature this month, Yerkes National Primate Research Center researchers were key in determining that treating SIV-infected rhesus macaques with type 1 interferon, a protein known to trigger antiviral responses and inflammation, can have beneficial and detrimental effects on the development of disease. ... Full story

Repeated home-based HIV screening in South Africa : a strategy well accepted on a large scale

The first results of the pilot phase of the trial ANRS 12249 TasP show that the repeated offer of screening for HIV has been well accepted by a rural population in South Africa. The challenge remains of bringing infected individuals into health care facilities for treatment of the infection. These results were presented as an oral communication at the 20th International AIDS Conference organized by the International AIDS Society and held at Melbourne (Australia) from 20 to 25 July 2014. ... Full story

Five myths about HIV in Australia

OPINION: Australia had a quick and effective response to HIV at the start of the epidemic. Some 30 years later, however, there’s a tendency to underestimate the sheer effort involved in maintaining HIV prevention responses. Misinformation and lazy assumptions about quick fixes can mar sustained and effective HIV prevention. ... Full story

Undiagnosed Acute HIV Rates Higher Than Expected in 'Low Prevalence' Areas

CINCINNATI—A new study at the University of Cincinnati (UC) shows a surprisingly high number of undiagnosed acute, or new, HIV cases in emergency departments, even in areas where HIV is relatively uncommon. ... Full story

HIV clinic-based audio project emphasizes the power of patient voices

Patients become teachers through an innovative, clinic-based audio project of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital that gives youth infected with HIV a chance to share their experiences with the diagnosis ... Full story

We need a cure for HIV but there’s still a long way to go

One of the greatest success stories in modern medicine is that HIV is no longer a death sentence, but a chronic, manageable disease that often can be managed with a single tablet a day. ... Full story

HIV: the big picture after the death of Joep Lange

OPINION: Joep Lange was a visionary leader and my friend. His legacy on HIV research will live on, but there remains huge hurdles, and if he had any solutions to them they died with him over a scorched field in eastern Ukraine. ... Full story

New HIV prevention guidelines combine biomedical, behavioral approaches

By Holly Korschun | Woodruff Health Sciences Center - In an innovative approach to HIV prevention, an interdisciplinary group of experts has come together for the first time to lay out a framework of best practices to optimize the role of the clinician in achieving an AIDS-free generation. ... Full story

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