Category Archives: Health

Drug flushes HIV from cells

Human immunodeficiency virus causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome which, through advancing failures of the immune system, allows life-threatening cancers and infections to thrive. Without treatment, people who contract AIDS typically survive for around three years, but currently antiretroviral therapy can reduce … read more »

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HIV patients aging before their time

While combination antiretroviral therapy has meant that people with HIV can live longer lives, research shows that the virus makes fundamental changes to the immune system by increasing the risk of developing age-related conditions. “What we are now realising is … read more »

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If you eat bananas for breakfast, we have some bummer news

I say this with a heavy heart, and a banana currently in my stomach. According to nutritionist Dr. Daryl Gioffre, and reported by Cosmopolitan U.K., grabbing a banana in the morning for a quick breakfast might not be the best thing for you. … read more »

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Discovery of key component of HIV virus yields new drug target

Scientists from the Medical Research Council (MRC) Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and University College London have discovered an essential feature of the HIV virus that it uses to infect cells whilst avoiding detection by the immune system. This … read more »

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A Wearable HIV ‘Trap’ Is Helping Women In Africa Guard Against Infection

The struggle to stem the global HIV/AIDS pandemic may soon see relief from an innovative health product that’s shown early success with one group whose infection rates are among the most devastating: young women of southern Africa. A monthly vaginal ring developed by the nonprofit International … read more »

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A new generation: Born with HIV but having children without it

The Healing Tree is made of mosaic and metal and mourning. Its branches dangle with the photos of children who were born with HIV but didn’t survive it, their smiling faces glued onto butterflies or hearts that catch the summer … read more »

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Immune system may evolve to beat HIV, researchers say

PHILADELPHIA, July 22 (UPI) — Scientists have been unable to create a vaccine against or cure for HIV because the virus changes so rapidly, with many different strains in a patient’s body because the immune system cannot react fast enough … read more »

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HIV cure study provides insight into 2008 case

(CNN)In 2008, one man, Timothy Ray Brown, was cured of HIV. Also known as the “Berlin patient,” Brown was considered cured of his infection after receiving two bone-marrow transplants to treat a separate disease he had been diagnosed with a … read more »

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HIV, AIDS and 90-90-90: what is it and why does it matter?

Twenty years ago when someone acquired HIV, they would, on average, not live more than 12 years. Today, a young person who becomes infected in the developed world can expect to have a near-normal lifespan with access to lifelong, uninterrupted … read more »

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