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‘Shock and Kill’ Strategy for Curing HIV May Endanger Patients’ Brains

Combination drug treatments have become successful at long-term control of HIV infection, but the goal of totally wiping out the virus and curing patients has so far

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infectious-diseases-virus

New Mechanism to Control Human Viral Infections Discovered

Researchers discover long sought after mechanism in human cells that could help treat diseases caused by viruses, including influenza and Ebola. A team of researchers, co-led by

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aids34

Dapivirine Vaginal Ring Can Help Prevent HIV-1 Infection

Findings among healthy, sexually active women from South Africa and Uganda

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59308

More HIV Patients Exhibiting Multidrug Resistance

Patients resistant to older medications also have problems with newer drugs

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capitol-hill-dc-laws-legislation

IDSA Statement: House Passes 21st Century Cures Act

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act, which will address the worldwide antibiotic resistance crisis, as well as the nation’s opioid epidemic

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CDC: Needle Exchange Program Usage Up Significantly

Yet, many drug users still share needles sometimes, researchers find

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Laboratory Request, Hiv test

Stop Playing Seek-and-Hide With Latent HIV

A group of researchers at the Centre for Genomic Regulation (CRG) and the Pompeu Fabra University (UPF) in Barcelona, Spain, have developed a new technology that sheds

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hiv-aids

Significant progress toward vaccine to protect against HIV infection

Frontline attack against HIV infection is closer to reality. Researchers have made significant progress in the development of a potential vaccine to protect against HIV infection. For

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pills-antibiotics-medication-drugs

Ultra-long acting pill releases daily doses of medicine for a month

Imagine swallowing a pill today that continues releasing the daily dose of a medicine you need for the next week, month or even longer. Investigators from Brigham

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kidney1114

Ledipasvir-Sofosbuvir Safe for Kidney Recipients With HCV

SVR12 for all kidney transplant recipients with HCV genotype 1, 4 after 12 or 24 weeks of treatment

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hiv-cells-virus

NIH scientists identify potent antibody that neutralizes nearly all HIV strains

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including 16 of

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antibody-antibodies

Antibody VRC01 Safe, Only Modest Effect in Controlling HIV Without Antiretroviral Therapy

Infusions of an anti-HIV antibody known as VRC01 were shown to be safe and maintained intended antibody concentrations in the blood of people living with HIV, according

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usb-stick-technology-laptop

HIV test performed on USB stick

A new device uses a drop of blood to detect HIV, and then creates an electrical signal that can be read by a computer, laptop or handheld

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smoking-smoke-cigarettes

For smokers with HIV, smoking may now be more harmful than HIV itself

Among people living with HIV who smoke cigarettes, smoking may now shorten their lifespan more than HIV itself, according to a new modeling study published in The

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Probable Interaction ID’d for PrOD, Ribavirin With Warfarin

Case report shows probable interaction for ribavirin with paritaprevir/ritonavir/ombitasvir+dasabuvir

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59094

Recommendations Updated for Meningococcal Vaccine in HIV

All HIV+ individuals should receive meningococcal conjugate vaccine (serogroups A, C, W, and Y)

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IV-hospital

New Drug For Multi-Drug Resistant HIV

A new biologic medication – the first for HIV – is showing promise in treating patients with multidrug resistance, according to phase 3 research being presented at

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Conference Highlights: IDWeek 2016 | Feature

New research was presented at IDWeek 2016, the combined annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America, HIV Medicine Association,

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dentist-dental-tooth-teeth

Can regular dental visits prevent pneumonia? | Feature

Recent research from IDWeek 2016 examines the benefits of twice-yearly trip to the dentist in over 26,000 people. Nearly one million Americans become ill with the infection

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red-ribbon-HIV-AIDS

HIV Patient Zero Cleared by Science | Feature

One of the most demonised patients in history – Gaetan Dugas – has been convincingly cleared of claims he spread HIV to the US, say scientists. Mr

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