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New Cochrane Review: Lateral flow urine lipoarabinomannan assay for detecting active tuberculosis in HIV-positive adults.

An international review team has prepared a Cochrane systematic review to assess the accuracy of a point-of-care urine test for diagnosing and ...

Eliminating HIV is possible; UCLA, Danish researchers explain how

An HIV-infected T-cell. Researchers found that the number of infections in Denmark has decreased since 1996, when effective HIV treatments were introduced. ...

Antibody therapy opens door to potential new treatment for HIV

One shot: As part of the clinical trial, researchers gave participants a single dose of 3BNC117, a so-called broadly neutralizing antibody capable of fighting a wide range of HIV strains. ... Full story

HIV Infections Drop, but U.S. Falls Short of National Goals

Better prevention, care will help cut more infections, said researchers from Penn Medicine and Johns Hopkins ... Full story

Researchers Find Alternative Pathways to HIV Antibodies

By Duke Medicine News and Communications - DURHAM, N.C. – The immune system appears to hamper an investigational vaccine from inducing antibodies that protect against HIV infection, but there may be ways to overcome this impediment, according to research led by the Duke Human Vaccine Institute. ... Full story

NYU Research: Borderline Personality Disorder Strongly Associated with Risk of STI/HIV Transmission Among Incarcerated Heterosexual African American Males

The study is the first to examine severity of BPD symptoms and STI/HIV risk behaviors in a sample of incarcerated men, demonstrating that BPD is associated with STI/HIV risk in this population. ... Full story

Promoting abstinence, fidelity for HIV prevention is ineffective

In a study of nearly 500,000 individuals in 22 countries, researchers could not find any evidence that these programs had an impact on changing individual behavior. ... Full story

Funding decline for a U.S. government HIV/AIDS initiative raises concerns

UCLA research reveals a 33% drop in key part of PEPFAR budget from 2013 to 2014 ... Full story

Decline in HIV cases in Norway in 2015

221 new cases of HIV were diagnosed in Norway in 2015, a decline from 249 cases in 2014. The main decline is among men who have sex with men (MSM), according to a new report from the Norwegian Institute of Public Health. There is little change in the HIV situation among the other groups compared with 2014. ... Full story

‘Fireflies’ Light the Way to Understanding Female HIV Transmission

Glowing virus maps points of entry through entire female reproductive tract for first time ... Full story

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