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2013-03-13 14:55:18

More frequent screenings would be cost-effective for high- and low-risk groups Early HIV treatment can save lives as well as have profound prevention benefits. But those infected with the virus first must be identified before they can be helped. In a new study, two Northwestern University researchers report that current Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) HIV screening guidelines are too conservative and that more frequent testing would be cost-effective in the long run for...

2013-03-12 20:21:37

BETHESDA, Md., March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Providing life-long antiretroviral treatment to HIV-infected pregnant women not only prevents HIV infections in infants, but also improves the 10-year survival rate in mothers, saving more than 250,000 maternal life years and reducing the likelihood that children born to these mothers will become orphans, a study published today in the journal PLOS ONE found. Transmission of HIV during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding is the main mode...

2013-03-08 00:40:23

Multi-site study, led by a Miriam Hospital researcher, could change treatment strategy for these patients A new multi-site study reveals patients with drug-resistant HIV can safely achieve viral suppression — the primary goal of HIV therapy — without incorporating the traditional class of HIV medications into their treatment regimen. Karen Tashima, M.D., director of the HIV Clinical Trials Program at The Miriam Hospital, served as study chair. The AIDS Clinical Trials Group...

2013-03-06 12:26:23

Data Demonstrate that SB-728-T Possesses Necessary Immunologic Properties to Support a 'Functional Cure' for HIV/AIDS RICHMOND, Calif., March 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sangamo BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: SGMO) announced new data from its program to develop a 'functional cure' for HIV/AIDS in two presentations at the 20(th) Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), held in Atlanta from March 3 to 6, 2013. (Logo:...

2013-03-04 23:10:30

1. Research Results Show Current CDC HIV Screening Guidelines Are Too Conservative and Not Cost-Effective 2. Study Says Heavy Drinking Leads to Increased HIV Risk for Men Who Have Sex with Men The results of two important studies have been published in the March issue of AIDS, the official journal of the International AIDS Society. One study notes that screening for HIV should be performed more frequently–up to every three months for the highest-risk patients, while low-risk groups...

2013-03-04 12:28:38

VOICE Results Underscore Need for Clear, US-Based PrEP Implementation Agenda ATLANTA, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Women and PrEP Working Group, a coalition of more than 50 women from leading AIDS and women's health organizations, today called on US government agencies to coordinate a national agenda that will quickly and accurately answer questions about how the antiretroviral (ARV) drug Truvada can best be made available as an HIV prevention option for women at...

2013-03-04 12:28:19

PrEP Strategies Remain Valuable Prevention Tool, says AVAC NEW YORK, March 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Results from a large-scale HIV prevention trial among African women known as VOICE (Vaginal and Oral Interventions to Control the Epidemic) provide an urgent reminder that products must meet the needs of the people using them. While disappointing, the results lend new urgency and direction to the search for additional safe and effective HIV prevention options for women, AVAC said...

First-Ever HIV Cure Found For Mississippi Baby
2013-03-04 08:16:15

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online AIDS research has come a long way since the disease was first clinically discovered in 1981 and officially named by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 1982. And although many hurdles had been overcome in the prevention and treatment of the world´s deadliest sexually-transmitted infection (STI) over the past thirty years, no real cure had ever been found. That is until today. Unveiling their landmark...

2013-02-09 23:01:09

Alere Pima CD4 test provides point-of-care HIV health status in under 20 minutes Waltham, Massachusetts (PRWEB) February 09, 2013 Alere Inc. is pleased to announce that, with the aid of a revolutionary point-of-care device, World Health Clinicians, a US-based nongovernmental organization, were able to provide absolute CD4 counts for patients living with HIV in rural Zimbabwe in under 20 minutes. This outcome is the result of a proof-of-concept evaluation World Health Clinicians performed...

2013-01-22 13:39:42

Bacterial pneumonia is one of the commonest and most serious infections occurring in people infected with HIV. A metanalysis of cohort and case control studies published in BioMed Central's open access journal BMC Medicine finds that current smokers with HIV were at double the risk of bacterial pneumonia than non-smoking counterparts, but that when people stopped smoking their risk was reduced. The metanalysis reanalysed the data of several thousand participants with HIV, from 14 studies...


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2011-01-26 14:08:59

Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), a lentivirus, causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) which is a condition in humans were the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections. Infection is transferred through bodily fluids where HIV is present as both free virus particles and within infected immune cells. The four most common routes of infection are unsafe sex, contaminated needles, breast milk, and transmission from an infected mother to her...

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