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Cell culture experiments reveal potent antiviral activity of Cistus incanus extracts against HIV and Ebola

Neuherberg - Scientists at the Helmholtz Zentrum München discover that extracts of the medicinal plant Cistus incanus (Ci) prevent human immunodeficiency viruses ...

Obesity and Weight Gain in HIV–Infected Adults on Antiretroviral Therapy: What's the Harm?

New Rochelle, NY —The percentage of HIV–infected adults who were obese—body mass index ≥30 kg/m2—when they began antiretroviral therapy (ART) doubled over ...

HIV is still growing, even when undetectable in the blood

A team of international researchers including scientists from Oxford University has found that HIV is still replicating in lymphoid tissue even when it is undetectable in the blood of patients on antiretroviral drugs. ... Full story

As HIV patients live longer, updated guide helps them navigate new territory

In the 35 years since the emergence of HIV, treatments of the disease—and patient lifespans—have dramatically improved. ... Full story

Resistance to key HIV drug is surprisingly common

HIV drug resistance to tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug vital to most modern HIV treatment and prevention strategies, is surprisingly and worryingly common, according to a large study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases. ... Full story

Resistance to key HIV drug ‘concerningly common’

HIV drug resistance to tenofovir, an antiretroviral drug vital to most modern HIV treatment and prevention strategies, is surprisingly and worryingly common according to a large study led by UCL and funded by the Wellcome Trust. ... Full story

Paper: Legal barriers to adolescent participation in HIV, STI research need to be removed

Parental permission for adolescent participation in research on HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs) is not required ethically and may undermine public health interests, according to a new paper by law and public health experts at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy and Baylor College of Medicine. ... Full story

Disparity lies at intersection of HIV, Hodgkin lymphoma

Among HIV-positive patients with Hodgkin lymphoma, a new study finds that blacks are significantly less likely than whites to receive treatment for the cancer, even though chemotherapy saves lives. ... Full story

HIV and METH: An unpredictable storm

By Susan Gammon, Ph.D. - Research has shown that methamphetamine (METH) used among HIV positive individuals may be as high as 25%, compared with a national average of less than one percent. ... Full story

Latest Weapon in Global AIDS Fight? Church-Run Baby Showers

In deeply religious Nigeria, UNLV-led research finds prenatal HIV testing rates spike — decreasing chances of mother-to-infant transmission — when faith leaders get involved. ... Full story

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