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7 April 2017
A major challenge in the development of an HIV vaccine is the fact that the virus is continually evolving, and it is very difficult to predict which direction it will take. Now, a new study shows how ideas from two disparate fields - stock price...
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3 April 2017
Rigorous as it may be, biomedical tuberculosis (TB) research has not succeeded in curing a once-curable disease.This is the premise of medical anthropology and the medical humanities. It is with this in mind that UCT anthropologists began the...
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3 April 2017
The AIDS response in Africa has come a long way and the continent is seeing results in many areas, including the dramatic reduction in the number of babies being born with HIV and an equally dramatic increase in access to HIV treatment. Nevertheless...
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31 March 2017
People with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) co-infection have an increased risk of non-AIDS-defining cancers compared to people with HIV mono-infection, investigators from Spain report in the online edition of AIDS. Even after hepatocellular...
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30 March 2017
Effective care and prevention strategies have managed to reduce the spread of HIV in the U.S. and other resource-rich countries. But in sub-Saharan Africa, where more than 25 million are infected, the epidemic rages — as does the debate over how to...
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28 March 2017
An antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence support study conducted in the Netherlands has been hailed as “an outstanding addition to the scientific literature on adherence.” Published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, the result of the...
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28 March 2017
HIV is a master of disguise. The virus uses a shield of sugar molecules, called glycans, to hide from the immune system and block antibodies from attacking it.Now scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have developed a method to analyze...
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22 March 2017
People with HIV who attended their clinic once every six months were much less likely to miss their next clinic visit, miss medication pick up or become lost to follow-up than people expected to attend their clinic once a month, a large study of...
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22 March 2017
New tuberculosis (TB) ethics guidance, launched today by the World Health Organization (WHO), aims to help ensure that countries implementing the End TB Strategy adhere to sound ethical standards to protect the rights of all those affected.TB, the...
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20 March 2017
Researchers have been successful in increasing HIV treatment success rates by almost 18 percent.Teams from the Universities of Aberdeen, Maastricht and the University and Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam, developed a new programme designed to...
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20 March 2017
From the producers of the widely-acclaimed movie “Inside Story” comes a new feature-length film, THE LUCKY SPECIALS, following a guitarist and his friends on their journey to create a new musical sound and catapult their small-time band to the...
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17 March 2017
Specialised services to attract men to HIV testing and treatment may need to adopt several different formats in order to reach different sub-populations of men, suggesting there is no single service innovation that will boost uptake among men in sub...
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15 March 2017
“’The Lucky Specials’ has the potential to help people realize that they can overcome curable diseases like tuberculosis. This is a story of triumph over adversity, and it poignantly demonstrates the importance of access to medical care and...
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15 March 2017
It’s one of weakest links in the health systems where limited resources and long distances separate sick people from the laboratories that could diagnose their ills: For want of a simple affordable system to get patient specimens from one place...
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13 March 2017
Scientists at UCL have developed a way to use MRI scans to help identify when HIV is persisting in the brain despite effective drug treatment.The study, published in Clinical Infectious Diseases and funded by Wellcome, shows that patients...
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13 March 2017
After a second wave of intensive household testing, a large study of the 'test and treat' strategy in Zambia is diagnosing more people with HIV, getting more people onto treatment and reducing the time between diagnosis and starting treatment,...
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7 March 2017
Dr. Kelly Austin, Lehigh University assistant professor of sociology, finds in the first research paper to consider the role of unemployment in predicting the female HIV rate, that unemployment among young women significantly impacts the proportion...
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7 March 2017
From the handful of people — 50,000 — across Africa with access to life-saving treatment for HIV in 2003,  to more than 18 million today, the chronology of U.S. leadership against the pandemic that was filling graveyards, orphaning infants, and...
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3 March 2017
The Stop TB Partnership today launched its World TB Day website which has the full spectrum of downloadable communications materials. World TB Day is organized each year on 24 March and aims to build awareness on TB. It is an opportunity...
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2 March 2017
Today marks a significant development in responding to the HIV testing gap with the approval of the first product for HIV self-testing (HIVST) by the UNITAID-funded Expert Review Panel for Diagnostics (ERPD), hosted by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS...
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2 March 2017
Since 1991, there has been mixed evidence as to whether using hormonal contraceptive methods increases a woman’s risk of acquiring HIV. To answer this question the World Health Organization (WHO) has continuously monitored the available evidence. In...
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1 March 2017
Exclusion of tuberculosis from WHO “catalogue of 12 bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health,” threatens development of medicines to treat world’s leading infectious disease killer, health advocates and leaders sayWhile the unveiling...
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1 March 2017
A new treatment for tuberculosis (TB) is set to be developed using compounds derived from bacteria that live in soil - according an international collaboration of researchers, including the University of Warwick.The research partnership -...
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28 February 2017
Treatment as prevention and PrEP provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but this poses challenges to the ways in which communities understand and practice ‘safe sex’, Martin Holt of the University of New South Wales told a public lecture in Sydney...