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‘Putting prevention in their pockets’

UB-developed smartphone app may help improve antiretroviral therapy adherence among people living with HIV ...

Study finds better definition of homelessness may help minimize HIV risk

BUFFALO, N.Y. – Being homeless puts people at greater risk of HIV infection than those with stable housing, but targeting services to ...

CD4/CD8 Ratio a Predictor of Heart Disease in HIV-Infected Patients

New Rochelle, NY —The ratio of CD4 to CD8 T cells in the blood—a marker of immune system health and associated with mortality risk in ... Full story

New antibody drug continues to show promise for treatment of HIV

Great strides have been made in recent years to develop treatment options for HIV, and the disease can now be controlled with anti-retroviral drugs. But a cure remains elusive and current medications have limitations: they must be taken daily, for life, and can cause long-term complications. ... Full story

New HIV infections stagnating at 2.5 million a year worldwide

Rate of new infections increased in 74 countries over past decade, raising significant challenges to ending the AIDS pandemic. ... Full story

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in Science

A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science. ... Full story

Prevention of HIV infection in men who have sex with men is a priority in West Africa

In West Africa, men who have sex with men are exposed to a high risk of HIV infection and could benefit from stronger prevention including pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP). This is what is suggested by the first data from ANRS CohMSM, a study led by Christian Laurent (IRD, TransVIHMI) and his colleagues, the first results of which will be presented at AIDS 2016 in Durban, South Africa (18 to 22 July). ... Full story

Preventable deaths of children with HIV

Reducing opportunistic infections such as TB in children with HIV could save both lives and money ... Full story

Bot for Messenger Launched at the International Aids Conference 2016

The bot will provide mothers a more affordable, engaging way to access the stage-based messages currently provided by the technology’s SMS services ... Full story

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

HPTN 052 Study Results Culmination of 15 Years of Research ... Full story

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