New Findings Shed Light on How HIV-Blocking Antibodies are Generated

New data illuminate how some human beings generate powerful, HIV-blocking antibodies. The results offer important insight into a potential AIDS vaccine design.

23 november 13.36

HIV-Positive Are Under-Treated for Cardiovascular Problems

People with both HIV and risk factors for heart disease and stroke were less likely to be treated with cholesterol-lowering statin drugs and aspirin than patients without HIV.

23 november 10.35

“Digital bathhouses”: Health experts see dating apps as the new frontier for STD

“Because these are closed pools of people in limited geographies using dating apps, it means that infections can spread more easily,” said Michael Weinstein, the president of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. “That’s why we call apps a ‘digital bathhouse’.”

22 november 15.37

FDA approves first two-drug regimen for patients with HIV-1

FDA approved Juluca, the first complete treatment regimen containing only two drugs to treat certain adults with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1).

22 november 08.10

Millennial teenagers are becoming more experimental with sex

Young people are taking part in a wider range of sexual practices, including anal sex, research reveals. Expert said more studies were needed to inform sex education and equip young people with the information they need for their sexual health.

21 november 14.12

HIV-related Cancers Decreased Due To ART

Certain cancer risks in HIV patients in the US have been reduced due to the emergence of antiretroviral therapies in the last 20 years. A new study has found that several virus-related cancers, as well as lung cancer, have declined in risk since 1996 — when ART was expanded ...

21 november 11.42

Gene discovery in monkeys could shed light on defense against HIV

Among the researchers' findings is that selection occurred in the animals' genes that regulate viruses, rather than fight them. And genes that govern progression of immunodeficiency were highly selected.

21 november 09.14

Digital health could save billions

Widespread adoption of digital health applications could save the US health system $7 billion a year. The new report examines the impact of internet-connected mobile devices on human health.

20 november 15.54

UNAIDS: Wherever the right to health is compromised, HIV spreads

HIV infections are rising at a rapid pace in countries that have not expanded health and HIV services to the areas and the populations where they are most effective. In eastern Europe and central Asia, for example, new HIV infections have risen by 60% since 2010 and AIDS-related ...

20 november 12.27

New reviews show the negative impact of the current drug laws

A staggering 60% of people who inject drugs reported being arrested in the past (equating to more than 9 million people). Arrest rates were higher than 90% in the Americas. These data show the negative impact that current drug laws are having on this population.

17 november 13.44