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Seaweed suppository delivers HIV drugs

Scientists have devised a new method of tackling HIV and AIDS transmission. It is a vaginally-inserted suppository which contains the antiretroviral Tenofovir.

Fungus that is deadly to AIDS patients found to live in trees

Los Angeles - It may be small, but for people with AIDS it can be deadly. Researchers have narrowed down the source of fungal infections that have been making people with HIV/AIDS in southern California sick for decades.

Schoolgirl scientist identifies source of deadly fungus

Scientists have located the environmental source of fungal infections that have been sickening HIV patients in Southern California. The discovery is based on the science project of a 13-year-old girl, who spent the summer gathering soil and tree samples.

Australian ministers launch initiative to prevent HIV

Australian ministers have declared their commitment to end new HIV infections by 2020. In June they created a pledge they call the AIDS 2014 Legacy Statement; and this week, at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, it became active.

UN predicts AIDS might be manageable by 2030

AIDS could be a manageable condition by 2030, according to a new report made by the United Nations (U.N.). This is based on drops both in the global levels of new HIV infection cases and AIDS-related fatalities.

Girl thought be cured of HIV relapses

A Mississippi girl born with HIV and who was in remission for more than two years after stopping treatment now shows signs that she still harbors HIV. The news is a blow to scientists who had been studying the girl in the hope of finding a cure.

AIDS research team in Iowa loses $1.38M grant

An AIDS research team at Iowa State University will not get the final $1.38 million payment of a National Institutes of Health (NIH) five-year grant after a team member admitted last year to faking research results.

Fears that reports of AIDS cures were premature prove correct

Jackson - Few diseases, at least in modern times, have created as much heart-break as AIDS. Artists couldn't escape it, including he-man actors or gay singers and pianists. Not even world champion athletes who were completely heterosexual.

Genetic sequencing used to map HIV transmission

The transmission network of HIV in a human population has been mapped, using genetic sequencing, for the first time, say researchers from University of California San Diego.

Las Vegas organization assists people living with HIV and AIDS

Golden Rainbow, located at 801 S. Rancho Drive Suite B-1, Las Vegas, Nevada is a nonprofit organization that helps people with HIV and AIDS with housing and financial assistance. Executive director Gary Costa is devoted to helping those with HIV or AIDS.

Scientist charged in HIV vaccine fraud case

Washington - Federal prosecutors have filed charges against a scientist after he admitted falsifying data that led to millions in grants and hopes of a breakthrough in AIDS vaccine research.

Gene editing uses HIV virus to fight disease

A new technology has been developed that uses the HIV virus as a weapon against hereditary infection. In the longer term it will also fight HIV infection say the researchers.

Tobacco smoking impairs immune system in HIV-infected people

Smoking and being HIV infected further compromises the immune system presenting the worst immune profile, say researchers in the first study of its kind.

Soy sauce molecule hold clues to HIV drug therapy

Virologists at the University of Missouri are testing the next generation of medications that stop HIV from spreading, and are using a molecule related to flavor enhancers found in soy sauce, to develop compounds that are more potent than other HIV meds.

Links found between HIV treatment and birth defects

Specific links between medicines used to manage HIV in pregnant women, and the prevalence and type of birth defects, have been found in a new study.

Lab makes puncture free gloves

Atlanta - Researchers are working to develop a puncture-resistant surgical glove, according to a research brief. Surgical gloves are a billion-dollar global market, and the innovation is expected to be popular.

HIV risks lower with good bacteria

Galveston - A science team have grown vaginal skin cells outside of the human body and have studied the way that the cells interact with groups of 'good and bad' bacteria.

Hopes dashed with anti-HIV drug

Scientists have reported that compounds that they hoped would "wake up" dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells, allowing them to be destroyed by targeted medications, have not been successful.

HIV, Hepatitis B and C exposure at Long Island Hospital

New York - South Nassau Communities Hospital is sending out 4000+ letters to patients recommending they be tested for hepatitis B, C, and HIV due to a potential risk of infection from an insulin pen.

A new generation of HIV drugs could emerge

Two new sets of research show that regular injections of an antiretroviral drug protects macaques monkeys from simian-human immunodeficiency virus infection. The research has raised hopes that preventing HIV infection in humans will soon be developed.

A week of progress toward HIV prevention

This has been a good week for HIV related developments: a gene-editing protocol shows promise, and a second baby who was started on antiretroviral drugs soon after birth appears to be virus-free a year later.

New gene therapy treatment raises hope for HIV cure

A new gene therapy designed to combat HIV using genetically modified cells has been trialed and the initial results are promising following the first human clinical trial.

AIDS blocked in second baby

Boston - Researchers in Boston have reported a second success in preventing AIDS in a baby born to an HIV-positive mother, and say there may be eight more such cases.

New study shows Twitter can be used to monitor HIV outbreaks

A new study conducted by UCLA researchers found that Twitter and other "real-time" social media platforms can be used to track HIV outbreaks and drug-related behavior, aiming to detect and potentially prevent outbreaks

60,000 with HIV left uninsured in States not expanding Medicaid

Close to 60,000 people with the virus live in U.S. states that are not expanding their Medicaid programs and are likely to remain uninsured.

Incredulity as Egypt announces cure for AIDS

Cairo - At a news conference earlier last week, an Egyptian Army doctor confidently announced that the country's military had developed a cure for the virus that causes AIDS. This has been met with disbelief throughout the scientific community.

South African man offers cash rewards to virgins

Johannesburg - A South African man is offering women up aged up to 35 a reward of $9,300 and medals if they are still virgins, in an apparent bid to combat HIV and teenage pregnancy.Rabelani Ramali, a community worker from rural Limpopo province, told The Times newsp...

Marijuana may fight HIV, study finds

Baton Rouge - Researchers at Louisiana State University have shown that daily doses of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, may stop the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Spanish researcher fined for unauthorized HIV research

A Spanish researcher faces a penalty after conducting an HIV study. The researcher, Vicente Soriano, did not obtain proper approvals or insurance.

HIV-positive student secretly filmed sex tapes with 32 people

Saint Charles - A 22-year-old college student at Lindenwood University secretly filmed himself having unprotected sex with as many as 31 people, knowingly exposing them to HIV.
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Millions of people could received lifesaving HIV treatment from taking a lower dose of antiretroviral drug, study finds.
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Every 9 ½ minutes another person in America becomes infected with HIV. Officials from the White House, Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) continue their national campaign, Act Against AIDS, which highlights this alarming statistic and aims to combat complacency about the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States.
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