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Latent HIV may lurk in ‘quiet’ immune cells, research suggests

Drugs for HIV have become adept at suppressing infection, but they still can’t eliminate it. That’s because the medication in these pills ...

HIV testing yields diagnoses in Kenya but few seek care

A sweeping effort in a rural region of Kenya to test all adults for HIV discovered 1,300 new infections, but few of ...

Long-acting drug effectively prevents HIV-like infection in monkeys

A regime of anti-HIV drugs — components of regimens to treat established HIV infection — has the potential to protect against infection in the first place. But real life can interfere; the effectiveness of this prophylactic approach declines if the medications aren’t taken as prescribed. ... Full story

Lower Survival Rates for HIV/AIDS Patients in South

Durham, NC - The southern U.S. had the nation's lowest five-year survival rate among those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2003-2004, according to new research. ... Full story

Progress Toward an HIV Cure Highlighted in Special Issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

New Rochelle, NY —A cure for HIV/AIDS is the ultimate goal of rapidly advancing research involving diverse and innovative approaches. A comprehensive collection of articles describing the broad scope and current status of this global effort is published in a special issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses, a peer-reviewed journal from Mary Ann Liebert, Inc., publishers. The Special Issue on HIV Cure Research is available free on the AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses website. ... Full story

UR Tests HIV Vaccine Pill

Researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Center are testing a new oral vaccine to prevent infection with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The vaccine is unique because it is given as a pill, unlike most HIV vaccines tested to date that have been given as shots. ... Full story

Findings from the Women of Color HIV Initiative Published in AIDS Patient Care and STDs Journal

New Rochelle, NY —African Americans currently account for nearly half of all new HIV diagnoses, and among females, 64% of new HIV diagnoses affect Black/African American women. ... Full story

Clues from Yerkes study explain why HIV vaccines have backfired

Researchers may need to steer away from vaccines that activate too many viral target cells ... Full story

Study links birth control shot to moderately increased risk of HIV infection

BERKELEY - A large meta-analysis of 12 studies in sub-Saharan Africa found that women who used a type of injectable birth control had a moderately increased risk of becoming infected with HIV. ... Full story

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