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HIV's Sweet Tooth Is Its Downfall

New strategy to halt HIV growth: block its sugar and nutrient pipeline ...

Wild chimps teach scientists about gene that encodes HIV-fighting protein

Part of a gene variant present in some wild African chimps is nearly identical to a section of an analogous gene version ...

World-first study finds early HIV treatment halves risk of serious complications

An international study led by UNSW’s Kirby Institute has shown immediate treatment for people who are HIV positive can halve their risk of HIV-related serious disease or death. ... Full story

Starting antiretroviral treatment early improves outcomes for HIV-infected individuals

NIH-funded trial results likely will impact global treatment guidelines ... Full story

Starting HIV treatment early improves patient outcomes

A major international randomised clinical trial has found that HIV-infected individuals have a considerably lower risk of developing AIDS or other serious illnesses if they start taking antiretroviral drugs sooner, when their CD4+ T-cell count—a key measure of immune system health—is higher, instead of waiting until the CD4+ cell count drops to lower levels. ... Full story

Microclinics Help Keep Kenyan HIV Patients in Care

Activating Patients’ Existing Social Networks Reduces Stigma ... Full story

NYU Study Suggests Health and Social Inequities may Drive HIV Infection in Young Men Who Have Sex with Men

HIV infections continue to rise in a new generation of young, gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (YMSM) despite three decades of HIV prevention as well as recent availability of biomedical technologies to prevent infection. ... Full story

Binational Police Program in Tijuana Targets HIV Reduction

Effort also aims to improve safety of officers ... Full story

Optical tweezers manipulate key protein involved HIV infection

By Bill Hathaway - Using an instrument so sensitive it can fold and unfold a single protein, Yale School of Medicine researchers have manipulated a protein essential for HIV to invade cells. ... Full story

Diabetes drug may reduce heart attack risk in HIV patients

By Jim Dryden - In patients with HIV, a diabetes drug may have benefits beyond lowering blood sugar. ... Full story

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