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1 hr ago | HIV and Hepatitis

AIDS 2014: Romidepsin Activates Latent HIV, But Does Not Decrease Viral Reservoir

The HDAC inhibitor romidepsin was able to awaken latent HIV in resting T-cells, causing it to start producing new virus, but this was not associated with a decrease in the size of the viral reservoir in T-cells, researchers reported at the 20th International AIDS Conference this week in Melbourne.

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3 hrs ago | Ars Technica

Bacterial antivirus system repurposed to attack HIV where it's hiding

As part of its normal life cycle, HIV inserts a copy of itself into the genome of every cell it infects.

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5 hrs ago | Nepalnews.com

AIDS cure: Study sees advance for 'kick and kill' strategy

The elusive quest for an HIV cure received a boost at the world AIDS conference Tuesday as scientists said they had forced the virus out of a hiding place where it had lurked after being suppressed by drugs.

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9 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Hope for new HIV treatment following biomarker discovery

Median HIV viral load reduction more than doubled among participants with high anti-C5/gp41732-744 antibody levels who received therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x in exploratory, ad hoc, subset analysis by St George's and Bionor Pharma Further analysis of a Phase II study of therapeutic HIV vaccine candidate Vacc-4x revealed a potential ... (more)

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Mon Jul 21, 2014

BBC News

'Exciting' drug flushes out HIV

Early stage research in six people, reported at the Aids 2014 conference , shows that low-dose chemotherapy can awaken the virus.

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Switched

Katy Perry, UNICEF Inspire Us To 'Unconditionally' Show Love For Those With HIV

Knowing you are loved -- no matter what -- can make a world of difference to those living with HIV/AIDS and battling hurtful stigmas associated with the virus.

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Medical News Today

New research finds a way to predict which HIV patients will respond...

A new study suggests that HIV patients with a higher level of a particular biomarker, or a measurable indicator found in the blood, may respond more favourably to an experimental immune activating vaccine.

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Medical Daily

HIV Diagnoses In The US Drop One-Third Over 10 Years; Is An HIV/AIDS-Free America On The Horizon?

New diagnoses of HIV infections each year have fallen by a third in the United States over the past decade, giving hope the epidemic is slowing at least in some parts of the world.

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BBC News

Caring for Kenya's HIV orphans

Cheerful screams, squeaks and laughter from children welcome you to Nyumbani Children's Home located in the verdant suburb of Karen in Kenya's capital, Nairobi.

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The Baltimore Sun

With funding, an end to the HIV/AIDS epidemic is in sight [Commentary]

Thanks to the incredible combined power of treatments like anti-retroviral drugs and widespread use of harm-reduction services, mortality rates and new infections of HIV/AIDS are finally beginning to decline worldwide.

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Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Opinion

Medical News

Annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreases more than 30%: Study

The annual HIV diagnosis rate in the U.S. decreased more than 30 percent from 2002-2011, with declines observed in several key populations, although increases were found among certain age groups of men who have sex with men, especially young men, according to a study in the July 23/30 issue of JAMA , a theme issue on HIV/AIDS .

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Sun Jul 20, 2014

Times of Oman

Search for AIDS cure pushes ahead despite setbacks

Scientists on Saturday vowed to press ahead with their quest for a cure for AIDS, despite losing a veteran colleague and suffering a setback in research.

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Examiner.com

Get The Facts About HIV Screening Tests

HIV is also known as the human immunodeficiency virus. It is the virus that can cause AIDS.

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The Town Talk

AIDS pandemic may be reversed despite lack of cure

With widespread numbers of HIV patients in treatment, researchers and advocates are talking at this week's International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, about finally reversing the pandemic.

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The Washington Post

Gilead Drug Combination Cures Hepatitis C in HIV Patients

Gilead Sciences Inc.'s Solvadi, controversial because of its price, helps cure hepatitis C in people with HIV, according to researchers who say the drug has the potential to limit a top cause of death in these patients.

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The Age

HIV orphans: the tragedy

Even though HIV is now classified as a manageable chronic illness, these children are being shunned and literally left to die on the street or in orphanages.

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ABC News

'Continue forward with them in our hearts': AIDS conference organisers vow to honour MH17 victims

Organisers of the 20th International AIDS Conference hope the loss of six HIV/AIDS experts in the MH17 tragedy will galvanise the HIV community to step up the global fight against the disease.

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Sat Jul 19, 2014

Sydney Star Observer

Victorian Government to amend HIV-specific criminal law to remove discrimination

Victorian Health Minister David Davis has announced the government will amend Section 19A of the state's Crimes Act, which currently criminalises the transmission of HIV specifically, to ensure it is non-discriminatory.

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Medical News Today

Combination treatment for hepatitis C associated with favorable response among patients with HIV

The issue is being released early to coincide with the International AIDS Conference.

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WTAQ-AM Green Bay

HIV diagnosis rate falls by a third in U.S.: resea...

The annual rate of diagnosis with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, fell by a third in the United States between 2002 and 2011, researchers reported on Saturday.

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