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2010 to 2018 saw decrease in rate of death for people with HIV

(HealthDay)—From 2010 to 2018, there was a 36.6 percent decrease in the rate of death among persons with diagnosed HIV (PWDH), according to a Vital Signs report published in the Nov. 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease ...

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Engineered immune cells elicit broad response to HIV in mice, offering hope for vaccine

Unlike so many other deadly viruses, HIV still lacks a vaccine. The virus—which continues to infect millions around the world—has proven especially tricky to prevent with conventional antibodies, in part because it evolves ...

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Developing effective vaccines against SARS-CoV-2 and HIV

Researchers led by Raghavan Varadarajan, professor at the Molecular Biophysics Unit, Indian Institute of Science (IISc), are working toward developing effective vaccine strategies against two viruses: SARS-CoV-2 and HIV.

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Canada should approve HIV self-testing

Canada should integrate self-testing for HIV into the health system to help reduce the burden of the disease, argues a commentary published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal.

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New cause of inflammation in people with HIV identified

While current antiretroviral treatments for HIV are highly effective, data has shown that people living with HIV appear to experience accelerated aging and have shorter lifespans—by up to five to 10 years—compared to ...

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Recommendations updated for HIV treatment, prevention

(HealthDay)—In a 2020 guideline from the International Antiviral Society-U.S., published online Oct. 14 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, updated recommendations are presented for the treatment and prevention ...

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Guidelines issued on managing infants exposed to HIV

(HealthDay)—In a clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics, published online Oct. 19 in Pediatrics, guidelines are presented for the evaluation and management of infants exposed to HIV.

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Unique program aims to educate Muslim teens on HIV prevention

Cultural taboos may leave Muslim American adolescents uninformed about romantic relationships and sex, placing them at risk of HIV and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). A sex education program designed specifically ...

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EU regulator greenlights first injectable HIV drug

The EU's medicines regulator on Friday gave the green light for the first injectable treatment for the HIV virus that causes AIDS, which could change the lives of millions of people.

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Updated guidance for healthcare workers with HIV, hepatitis

In light of the low rate of transmission and advances in treatments for hepatitis B, hepatitis C, and HIV, the Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America today released updated guidance for healthcare personnel living ...

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HIV epidemic: Successful use of self-tests in rural Africa

Despite significant progress in prevention and therapy, millions of people still get infected with HIV every year. The main burden of HIV/AIDS falls on Africa. To contain the epidemic, innovative methods are needed to enable ...