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Newswise: Tracking HIV’s Ever-Evolving Genome in Effort to Prioritize Public Health Resources
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    11-Feb-2019 6:30 PM EST

Article ID: 707788

Tracking HIV’s Ever-Evolving Genome in Effort to Prioritize Public Health Resources

University of California San Diego Health

Using HIV genetic data, researchers discovered that transgender women in Los Angeles are at higher risk of being in an HIV transmission network than men who have sex with men. In addition, cisgender men in these clusters should be considered at higher risk for HIV than previously thought.

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8-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
Newswise: New Discovery Could Lead to Ways to Protect HIV Patients from Deadly Tuberculosis

Article ID: 707858

New Discovery Could Lead to Ways to Protect HIV Patients from Deadly Tuberculosis

Texas Biomedical Research Institute

Director of the Southwest National Primate Research Center Professor Deepak Kaushal, Ph.D. says research he collaborated on is pinpointing a possible new avenue of protection for HIV/AIDS patients. The study, published this month in the journal Cell Reports helps scientists better understand how HIV promotes deadly cases of tuberculosis (TB).

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11-Feb-2019 11:05 AM EST
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Article ID: 707741

Relationship counseling encourages couples HIV testing

University of Michigan

It's long been known that couples HIV testing and counseling is an effective way to mutually disclose HIV status and link to health care––unfortunately, couples don't use it even though it's widely available.

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7-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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    7-Feb-2019 11:00 AM EST

Article ID: 707674

Study Finds HIV+ Cancer Patients Benefit From Immunotherapy

Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

The immunotherapy that has revolutionized treatment of many cancers appear to offer similar benefit to cancer patients living with HIV.

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6-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
Newswise: Diversity in the CD4 Receptor Protects Chimpanzees from Infection by AIDS-like Viruses
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    4-Feb-2019 3:00 PM EST

Article ID: 707365

Diversity in the CD4 Receptor Protects Chimpanzees from Infection by AIDS-like Viruses

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

An international team of collaborators found that the CD4 surface protein, which is used by HIV and SIV as the receptor to enter immune cells, is highly variable among wild chimpanzees.

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31-Jan-2019 4:05 PM EST
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Article ID: 707471

Saint Joseph’s University Bioethicist Calls for Safe Injection Sites; Proposes Customized Model for Philadelphia

Saint Joseph's University

University’s nationally-recognized Institute of Clinical Bioethics collaborates with local institutions on newly published paper proposing a model for safe injection sites designed to prevent the deaths of thousands of Philadelphians vulnerable to an opioid overdose.

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4-Feb-2019 12:30 PM EST

Article ID: 707328

Study paves way for promising HIV vaccine

University of Manitoba

The study is the first in the world to demonstrate that chickenpox vaccine, when given to people who are already immune to it, does not trigger an unwanted “HIV-welcoming” immune state in the genital mucosa (lining) or in the bloodstream.

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31-Jan-2019 11:05 AM EST

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