Is a cure for HIV in the horizon? Scientists take a huge step forward by successfully removing HIV from the genomes of infected mice with the help of gene-editing tool CRISPR.
Biotech July 3, 2019
Last year, Europe's human immunodeficiency virus cases increased, albeit at a slower pace than the previous years. Health officials urged government officials to take necessary actions to address the issue.
Public Health November 28, 2018
For National HIV Testing Day, health officials are urging people to get tested while also finding new ways to bring awareness and prevent the virus. According to experts, 1 in 7 people are infected with HIV but are unaware of this.
Healthy Living/Wellness June 27, 2018
The ex-president of Gambia is being sued for his fake AIDS treatment program that forced people to stop taking anti-retroviral drugs. The country is slowly making significant progress in response to HIV/AIDS.
Medicine June 1, 2018
A new drug capsule could one day allow once-a-week antiretroviral therapy for HIV rather than daily. The slow-release capsule could revolutionize HIV treatment delivery, combating one of the most prominent problems: adherence to treatment.
Medicine January 10, 2018
A therapeutic vaccine strategy may be a 'functional cure' for patients with HIV, a new study revealed. The clinical trial found the vaccine is effective in controlling HIV levels without the need for antiretroviral drugs.
Medicine February 23, 2017
New HIV trial will begin in South Africa, in the attempt to diminish and even eradicate this disease. The subjects taking part in this trial will be monitored for two years after being administered the medication.
Public Health November 26, 2016
The newly identified N6 antibody was found potent in neutralizing 98 percent of HIV strains making it an attractive candidate for developing a potential treatment or preventive tool for HIV infection. What makes this antibody different?
Medicine November 20, 2016
Researchers used a gene editing system, CRISPR, to test on different series of mutations. The team looked into the differences that could be responsible for some immune cells resistant to HIV.
Medicine October 27, 2016
NIH and Emory University researchers have found that it’s possible for the simian immunodeficiency virus, HIV’s form in primates, to undergo sustained remission. This opens up the possibility of sustained HIV remission in human patients.
Medicine October 14, 2016
Shortfalls in testing capacity could seriously undermine efforts to attain global targets against HIV/AIDS, a new WHO report revealed. Researchers suggest the improvement of both national and international measures.
Public Health August 24, 2016
A promising research shows possible, new treatment for HIV using gene immunotherapy. A group of potent antibodies used in cancer research could also help in the global fight against the HIV epidemic.
Biotech July 17, 2016
Scientists are developing a new antibody-based drug therapy that may provide long-term control over HIV. A single dose of the therapy can help patients make better antibodies against the virus.
Medicine May 9, 2016
Minnesota saw an increase of HIV cases from 2014 to 2015 in certain populations. Among the most affected groups include young adults and minorities.
Public Health April 28, 2016
HIV treatment may cause cells to age faster, a new study has found. This means people with HIV must also take action to curb the effects of premature aging.
Public Health April 23, 2016
HIV was found to resist CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing attacks. In a new study, researchers observed that the seemingly strong antiviral therapy was able to stop mutations initially, but it also casued viruses that escaped to come out stronger.
Life April 7, 2016
Gene-editing tool could replace antiretroviral therapy as treatment for HIV. CRISPR/Cas9 was able to eliminate HIV in infected human T cells in culture.
Life March 26, 2016
Latest study has found that women need daily doses of the HIV drug Truvada while men only need two doses a week. This is due to the way that the anti-HIV infection medication accumulates in different tissues in the body.
Life March 5, 2016
Despite taking an antiretroviral drug for two years, a gay man in Canada was diagnosed with HIV infection. The man's physician presented the case at a conference in Boston.
Life March 1, 2016
Bone loss is most commonly associated with antiretroviral therapy, which is needed by HIV patients. Now, a new study found that osteoporosis drug Zoledronic Acid may help prevent bone loss even while under treatment.
Life February 25, 2016
A drug that prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission affects the development of unborn babies. Children whose mothers were into antiretroviral regimens that contain atazanavir during pregnancy had lower scores on social-emotional and language development.
Life February 23, 2016
Charlie Sheen has revealed in an interview with Dr. Oz that he temporarily went off his HIV medication to seek alternative treatment in Mexico. Although he is back on his conventional cocktail of pills, are there really non-mainstream options for HIV/AIDS patients to look into?
Life January 13, 2016
Turing Pharmaceuticals pledged to cut the cost of its $750-per-pill HIV treatment drug Daraprim. However, it is instead only reducing charges to hospitals by up to 50 percent for the toxoplasmosis medication.
Life November 26, 2015
UNAIDS officials revealed that the number of people receiving treatment for HIV infection has doubled in the last five years. The agency said that from the 7.5 million individuals who had access to antiretroviral treatment in 2010, the number has swelled to 15.8 million people in 2015.
Life November 25, 2015
Vitamin D deficiency may limit the effects of current HIV treatment. Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) positive patients with adequate levels of vitamin D are more likely to respond to anti-retroviral therapy.
Life November 19, 2015
The FDA gave its approval to release a new HIV treatment for both adults and children 12 years and older. The treatment, however, came with a boxed warning informing patients and prescribers of possible risk for liver damage and lactic acid buildup.
Life November 11, 2015
A combination drug from Johnson & Johnson and ViiV Healthcare showed promising results in suppressing HIV in a clinical trial. Initial results showed the long-lasting injectable drugs can suppress the virus when taken regularly.
Life November 4, 2015
Five people with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are set to receive stem cell treatment through blood transplant from umbilical cords to recreate the success of the 'Berlin patient' who was cured of the disease. He is the first living person in the world to be declared HIV-free.
Life October 28, 2015
Researchers identified three immune system biomarkers as 'statistically significant predictors' of where the human immunodeficiency virus would rebound. High levels of these biomarkers were linked to earlier relapse once antiretroviral therapy was interrupted.
Life October 13, 2015
An additional $300 million budget was given to HIV/AIDS treatments in Africa.
Life September 29, 2015
ViiV Healthcare and Shanghai-based Desano Pharmaceuticals have finalized a strategic manufacturing agreement that allows Desano to locally produce the active pharmaceutical ingredient for the HIV treatment Tivicay in China.
Life July 2, 2015
A study finding on how the HIV virus 'feeds' on nutrients in immune cells suggests a way to kill the virus, researchers say. A new compound that can shut down an immune cell's sugar and nutrient pipeline may starve HIV to death.
Life June 1, 2015
Study shows it’s possible to cut risks of HIV by up to 86 percent by taking an anti-retroviral preemptively, preventing the virus from permanently taking hold after exposure.
Life February 25, 2015
Treatment of AIDS and HIV may be endangered in India by lack of a medicine containing a combination of the prescription drugs tenofovir and lamivudine.
Life October 2, 2014
HIV hibernating in human cells can be "flushed out" into the open by an anti-cancer drug, study shows. Finding could open new avenue for eventual HIV cure.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 22, 2014
Researchers express disappointment at news of relapse of girl though cured of HIV following her birth. Recent tests show a return of the virus.
Healthy Living/Wellness July 14, 2014
Mississippi girl considered cured of HIV with drugs following birth shows signs virus has returned, doctors say. Failed "cure" seen as setback in search for AIDS cure.
Life July 11, 2014
Two pharmaceutical firms are to cooperate in developing single-tablet, two-drug treatment for HIV. Clinical studies could begin in 2015.
Life June 12, 2014
Latest collaborative scientific studies reveal that soy sauce has a molecule that may help fight the HIV, thanks to a Japanese soy sauce company that first discovered the possibility in 2001.
Life May 12, 2014