Disrupting HIV Dance
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Harvard University have made more progress in figuring out how HIV survives in the body. The protein called Gag has been targeted for future vaccine development.
Debbie Does .... and Get STD's
Condom use is recommended for prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease between partners. Condom use is even more important when multiple sexual partners are involved.
Sugar's Role With HIV
UCLA School of Medicine researchers have discovered that a sugar-binding protein may play a part in HIV infection by making individuals more susceptible to the disease.
World Leaders Set Bold HIV Goals
World leaders have set high targets for the reduction of AIDS and HIV following the United Nations General Assembly High Level Meeting on AIDS, which recently concluded in New York.
Women Are One in Four of New HIV Infections in Ontario
Despite significant headway in HIV care and prevention, women account for 25 percent of new HIV cases in Ontario, Canada. Of these newly infected women, 93 percent acquired HIV by sexual contact. Additionally, 60 percent of these new female cases are immigrants.
Committed Couples Reality Gives HIV Awareness New Focus
Just as it is in committed heterosexual couples, gay couples in a serious relationship are much more likely to engage in unprotected sex. The idea of unprotected sex is a reality in all types of human sexual relationships.
HIV/AIDS: 30 years Later
It has been 30 years since the first case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) was diagnosed in the United States. Currently, there are over a million estimated cases of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, in the the United States. Twenty percent of those affected are unaware of their infection.
FDA Approves New HIV Treatment
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Edurant (rilpivirine) in combination with other antiretroviral drugs for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults who have never taken HIV therapy (treatment-naïve).
National HIV Vaccine Awareness Day
Thirty years since the first report of the disease we now know as AIDS, scientists supported by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, continue advancing toward our goal of a vaccine to prevent HIV infection. I am optimistic that we will succeed.
Organ Grinder's Sidekick and AIDS Solution
An organ grinder will tell you, "Those monkeys are great and will work for peanuts." Finally, the monkeys are the 'boss' with a promising new vaccine that is working for them.