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2 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Launch of community guide to WHO guidelines: supporting communities to drive the HIV response

The Global Network of People Living with HIV , the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and STOP AIDS NOW! have launched a new Community Guide, Driving the HIV response , developed in response to the World Health Organization 2013 Consolidated Guidelines on the use of antiretroviral drugs for treating and preventing HIV.

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7 hrs ago | West Australian

Biotron shares soar on HIV drug data

An anti-HIV drug being developed by Australian biotech Biotron may represent one of the next big steps in the treatment of the virus.

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8 hrs ago | International Business Times

HIV/AIDS Cure a Step Closer with Anti-Cancer Drugs 'Kicking' Virus Out of Infected Cells

According to reports, a Danish study discovered that anti-cancer drugs can eliminate HIV from infected cells.

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Tue Jul 22, 2014

Aidsmap

Reappearance of HIV in "Mississippi Baby" poses questions for early treatment

Dr Deborah Persaud, principal researcher in the Mississippi baby case, speaking at AIDS 2014.

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Science Daily

Study reveals 'unhappiest' cities in the U.S.

New research identifies the unhappiest cities in the U.S., but finds that some young people are still willing to relocate to them for a good job opportunity or lower housing prices.

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Related Topix: Health, Malaria, Medicine

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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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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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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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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Related Topix: Health, Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Gay/Lesbian

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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Related Topix: Health, Hepatitis, Medicine, Biotech, Gilead Sciences, Healthcare Industry, Healthcare Law, Law, Infectious Diseases, Food and Drug Administration

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