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Community-Based HIV Prevention Can Boost Testing, Help Reduce New Infections

Study finds that communities in Africa and Thailand that worked together on HIV-prevention efforts saw not only a rise in HIV screening but a drop in new infections, demonstrating that programs such as this can encourage community-wide testing and help reduce HIV transmission.

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DR. ROBERT GALLO Available for Interviews: April 23rd Marks 30 Years Since Announcing HIV as the Cause of AIDS

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Disease-, Age-Related Effects of HIV May Impact Driving Abilities of Middle-Aged and Older Adults

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Nearly half of people living with HIV experience cognitive deficits that may impact instrumental activities of daily living, including driving, according to University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing research published in the March issue of the Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care.

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Study Shows Link Between HIV Infection and Coronary Artery Disease

Men with long-term HIV infections are at higher risk than uninfected men of developing plaque in their coronary arteries, regardless of their other risk factors for coronary artery disease, according to results of a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers. A report on the research appears in the April 1 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine.

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New Technique Brings Us Closer to HIV and Hepatitis C Vaccines

Plans for a new type of DNA vaccine to protect against the deadly HIV and Hepatitis C viruses have taken an important step forward, with University of Adelaide researchers applying for a patent based on groundbreaking new research.

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Drugs Fail to Reawaken Dormant HIV Infection

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that compounds they hoped would “wake up” dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells — a strategy designed to reverse latency and make the cells vulnerable to destruction — have failed to do so in laboratory tests of such white blood cells taken directly from patients infected with HIV.

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99 Problems and No Time to Worry About AIDS

It’s an unfortunate reality for many in low-income racial and ethnic minority communities: Unemployment is disproportionately high, crime is an ever-present problem, access to affordable health care can be nonexistent, and the struggle to pay rent and keep food on the table is a daily challenge. For these communities, the last thing on anyone’s mind is AIDS.

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Past HIV Vaccine Trials Reveal New Path to Success

A multi-national research team led by Duke Medicine scientists has identified a subclass of antibodies associated with an effective immune response to an HIV vaccine.

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Hepatitis C Remains Major Problem for HIV Patients Despite Antiretroviral Therapy

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A new study led by researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania has found that the risk of hepatitis C-associated serious liver disease persists in HIV patients otherwise benefitting from antiretroviral therapy (ART) to treat HIV.

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Reducing HIV Transmission Among Drug Injectors Lowers AIDS Mortality in Heterosexuals

Little research has been done to help explain how HIV epidemics and programs in one population affect others and how to reduce the risks of transmission. Now, a recent study sheds light on the pathways connecting HIV epidemics in different populations.

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