'Stepped' treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV  SCIENCE DAILY · 14 hours
People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a new study. The finding... more
B cells engineered to express pathogen-specific antibodies protect against infection  Science Magazine · 2 days
Effective vaccines inducing lifelong protection against many important infections such as respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), HIV, influenza virus, and Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) are not yet available despite decades... more
Longer-acting, injectable HIV treatments on the horizon  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 days
An HIV diagnosis was once a death sentence, but now people who receive treatment survive for decades with the disease. Keeping the virus at bay usually requires taking a pill every day, which aside... more
Experimental brain-controlled hearing aid decodes, identifies who you want to hear  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Our brains have a remarkable knack for picking out individual voices in a noisy environment, like a crowded coffee shop or a busy city street. This... more
'Striking' differences in rates of HIV/AIDS within African nations  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Despite the rapid scale-up of antiretroviral therapy (ART) since 2000, HIV/AIDS is still the most common cause of death in sub-Saharan Africa, according to data from the Global Burden of... more
New approach uses magnetic beads to treat preeclampsia  SCIENCE DAILY · 7 days
A new proof of concept study shows that functionalized magnetic beads reduced blood levels of a harmful molecule by 40%, which doubled the effect of a different molecule that aids blood vessel... more
HIV prevention pill may be cost-effective way of curbing the epidemic in India  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, a combination drug used to prevent HIV infection, has already gained significant traction in the U.S. and Europe. more
Slow-release HIV vaccine shows promise in preclinical trials  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A new slow-release vaccine has been shown to boost the immune system’s response to the HIV virus. The vaccine is given in small doses over a period of days, compared to one... more
New clinical trial to compare effectiveness of injectable drugs and oral medications to treat HIV  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, working with the National Institutes of Health, will conduct... more
Study evaluates long-acting HIV therapy in patients unable to adhere to strict daily regimens  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
A clinical trial to evaluate long-acting antiretroviral therapy for maintaining HIV suppression in people for whom adhering to conventional daily... more
Drugmaker will donate meds for US push to end HIV epidemic  ABC NEWS · 1 week
Drugmaker Gilead agrees to donate prevention meds in US push to end HIV epidemic more
New HIV vaccine strategy 'pumps' the immune system  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Scientists have found that slowly releasing an HIV vaccine could prompt the body to make more powerful antibodies against the virus. more
Better training needed for internal medicine residents to combat HIV epidemic, survey suggests  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The nation's HIV epidemic remains stubbornly persistent, with almost 40,000 new infections annually in the United States. more
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Head of embattled UNAIDS to leave post immediately  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
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Cell's cytoskeleton aids in energy transfer and information processing within neurons, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Dysfunctions and malformations in the scaffold of a cell are thought to contribute to heart muscle weakness, neurodegenerative disease and even deafness. more
Study shows cell's cytoskeleton does more than hold up a cell, it transfers energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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Research in preclinical models suggests promising anti-HIV-1 vaginal microbicide  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Immediate HIV treatment initiation has improved but not yet universal in NYC, study finds  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
A new study published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases found that immediate treatment initiation for HIV infection has improved... more
Drug candidate for reversing mucosal barrier damage by HIV  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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New approach for solving protein structures from tiny crystals  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Using x-rays to reveal the atomic-scale 3-D structures of proteins has led to countless advances in understanding how these molecules work in bacteria, viruses, plants, and humans—and has guided the... more
Stop the stigma: 'HIV transmission with suppressive ART is zero'  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
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Viral peptides critical to natural HIV control  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Investigators have used a novel approach to identify specific amino acids in the protein structure of HIV that appear critical to the ability of the virus to function and replicate. They also have found... more
Structural topology defines protective CD8+ T cell epitopes in the HIV proteome  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
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Researchers win $6.2 million grant to study HIV/TB co-infection in children  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
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Ambien, Other Sleep Aids Get FDA's 'Black Box' Label, Its Strongest Warning  LIVE SCIENCE · 3 weeks
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Uncovering the Structure of HIV Integrase to Inform Drug Discovery  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
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I'm not even 30 years old, and I need hearing aids. The discovery was a shock, but just 48 hours in and... more
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