Antibody Shot Protects Monkeys From HIV-Like Infection

April 27, 2016

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, April 27, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A single injection of a powerful HIV-fighting antibody protected monkeys from an HIV-like infection for up to six months, scientists report.
Researchers from the U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) found that each of four HIV antibodies helped protect macaque monkeys from repeated […]


People With HIV May Age Faster, Study Suggests

April 21, 2016

THURSDAY, April 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — People with HIV may age prematurely, putting them at increased risk for an earlier death, a new study indicates.
With antiretroviral therapy, many people with HIV can expect to live for decades after being infected with the AIDS-causing virus. However, doctors have noted that these patients often show signs […]


HIV Patients Now Living Long Enough to Develop Alzheimer’s

April 19, 2016

TUESDAY, April 19, 2016 (HealthDay News) — The first case of Alzheimer’s disease diagnosed in a person with HIV highlights the fact that long-time HIV survivors are starting to reach ages where their risk for Alzheimer’s increases, researchers report.
The 71-year-old man was diagnosed after a medical scan revealed amyloid protein clumps in his brain. Until […]


Doctors Report Groundbreaking HIV-to-HIV Organ Transplants

March 30, 2016

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter
WEDNESDAY, March 30, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Trailblazing liver and kidney transplants from an HIV-positive donor to HIV-positive recipients were announced Wednesday by surgeons at Johns Hopkins University.
“A couple of weeks ago, we performed the first HIV-to-HIV liver transplant in the world and the first HIV-to-HIV kidney transplant in the United […]


Work With Monkeys May Benefit HIV Babies

March 22, 2016

TUESDAY, March 22, 2016 (HealthDay News) — Treating baby monkeys within 24 hours of exposure to an HIV-like virus eliminated the virus, a new study says.
The findings suggest that giving antibodies to human infants infected with HIV by their mothers might clear the AIDS-causing virus from their bodies, according to the researchers.
“We knew going into […]


Young Transgender Women May Face Mental Health Woes

March 21, 2016

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, March 21, 2016 (HealthDay News) — More than 40 percent of young, low-income transgender women with a history of unsafe sexual behavior struggle with at least one serious mental health issue and/or substance abuse problem, a small study suggests.
Nearly 20 percent have two or more serious mental health diagnoses, the […]


In Monkeys, Therapy Flushes HIV-Like Virus From Its Hiding Places

February 26, 2016

FRIDAY, Feb. 26, 2016 (HealthDay News) — One of the key roadblocks to a cure for HIV infection and AIDS is the fact that the virus can “hide out” in a dormant state in immune system cells, evading treatment.
However, research in monkeys suggests that a new approach might push these hidden cells out of hiding, […]


Half of Gay Black Men May Become Infected With HIV, CDC Says

February 23, 2016

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — If current HIV rates continue, about half of gay and bisexual black men in the United States will be diagnosed with the AIDS-causing virus in their lifetime, a new government analysis says.
Gay and bisexual Hispanic males — another population group at serious risk of HIV — have […]


This Vaginal Ring May Help Protect Against HIV, Study Says

February 23, 2016

An insertable vaginal ring containing a month’s supply of a continuous-release HIV prevention drug reduced the risk of HIV in African women by at least 27 percent.


Prenatal Use of HIV Drug May Slow Child’s Development Slightly

February 23, 2016

TUESDAY, Feb. 23, 2016 (HealthDay News) — A drug used to prevent mother-to-child HIV transmission during pregnancy may slow language development slightly in children, a new study suggests.
Researchers followed more than 900 infants who were born to HIV-positive mothers but were not infected by the AIDS-causing virus. All of the mothers took antiretroviral […]



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