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New Findings Show Significant Progress against HIV Epidemic in Africa, Bringing the 90-90-90 Goals within Reach

In Zimbabwe, Malawi, and Zambia, new infections are falling; the percent of the population infected with HIV is stabilizing; and over half ...

AIDS is here to stay, unless we turn a new leaf.

Although more and more people living with HIV are on antiretroviral treatment, we haven't been able to reduce the number of new ...

'To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research with ‘kick and kill’

In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we take a look at the trailblazing ‘kick and kill’ method of attacking HIV to cure patients. UNC researchers have been working with GlaxoSmithKline on parallel studies at the UNC Cure Center for 18 months to advance this new method of combatting the global epidemic of HIV. ... Full story

Frontline attack against HIV infection is closer to reality

Adelaide researchers have made significant progress in the development of a potential vaccine to protect against HIV infection. ... Full story

HIV ignorance isn’t bliss

A Massey University academic specialising in research on HIV/AIDS says the disease will endure as long as there is stigma, ignorance and a lack of political will to tackle it. ... Full story

Pioneering research on drivers with HIV and metabolic syndrome

HIV and metabolic syndrome (MetS), specifically diabetes and hypertension, are highly prevalent among vocational drivers, for example truck drivers. These conditions have been associated with neurocognitive decline in the domains of attention, executive function and processing speed. As a result, these conditions can negatively impact driving performance and may lead to unemployment and early retirement. ... Full story

HIV survives in our chromosomal DNA

It has been said that HIV cannot be cured since the virus propagates in places beyond the reach of antiviral agents. New research from Karolinska Institutet suggests, however, that this view is incorrect. ... Full story

New Research Shows Promise for Immunotherapy as HIV Treatment

Study Demonstrated Modest Control of HIV and Identified Pre-existing Drug Resistance as an Important Barrier to Antibody-based Immunotherapy ... Full story

Data from post-Soviet AIDS epidemic shows first month after infection is key point to tackle drug-related HIV spread

Data from the mid-1990s AIDS epidemic in Russia and Ukraine shows that the first month after infection is the key period to control the spread of the virus in drug-using populations, according to a new study by researchers at Oxford University. Crucially, needle exchange programmes and other 'harm reduction' approaches are the only measures that can target transmissions that happen within the first month. ... Full story

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