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HIV : male circumcision also benefits women

Having proven effective in reducing the number of new HIV infections in men, circumcision also appears to play a role in the ...

It takes a global village: how we got ahead in HIV control

OPINION: When AIDS first emerged in the early 1980s, HIV infection was a death sentence. But a global effort has ensured this ...

TGen-led study seeks to understand why some HIV-positive men are more infectious than others

Study showed significant links between bacteria, viruses and the immune system in the semen during HIV infection ... Full story

Mechanism Found for Development of Protective HIV Antibodies

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. -- Scientists at Duke Medicine have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected. ... Full story

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 reduces HCV replication, according to a new study led by a University of Cincinnati researcher. ... Full story

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. ... Full story

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

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