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HIV / AIDs
Read all about the latests in HIV/Aids research and treatment protocols and also developments made into various specific components of managing this disease that is by itself also evolving.
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Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 23, 2020
More than 42 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.5 million people in the United States alone. Currently, people with HIV take antiretroviral therapy (ART), which can suppress HIV to undetectable levels in blood, but the virus persists throughout the body in latently infected resting CD4+ T cells. The immune system cannot recognize these cells and no current therapies can elimin...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 09, 2020
A research discovery by Florida State University College of Medicine researchers is expected to open the door for new and more potent treatment options for many of the more than 45 million people worldwide infected with the HIV virus and for others chronically ill with hepatitis B. Professor Dr Zucai Suo of the FSU College of Medicine. Credit: Colin Hackley/FSU Their study has established for t...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Jan 07, 2020
New nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time that a single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. The time or period when that single dose is given is key, however. The study found rhesus macaque newborns did not develop the monkey form of HIV, called SHIV, whe...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 18, 2019
Despite early antiretroviral therapy, or ART, has ensured less deadly outcomes for children living with and exposed to HIV, studies show the virus still may affect the brain. HIV may disrupt neurodevelopment, affecting how children learn, reason and function. Dr Michael Boivin, professor and director of the Psychiatry Research Program in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medi...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Dec 12, 2019
A study of human cells and tissues by researchers at the National Institutes of Health and the University of Bologna, Italy has shown that Nano-sized vesicles released by certain bacteria that inhabit the vagina may protect against HIV infection. Typically known as extracellular vesicles, these bubble-like particles are produced by many kinds of cells and are thought to transport molecules...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 30, 2019
For babies are born with HIV, starting treatment within hours to days is critical and important according to a new study led by researchers from Harvard.  Unfortunately the norm in many countries is to wait for weeks or even months. The study findings, from a small but unique study in Botswana, could influence care in Africa and other regions hit hard by the virus. They also might offer a ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 25, 2019
Researchers at Scripps Research, California and the nonprofit vaccine research organization IAVI who are developing an experimental HIV vaccine has reached an important milestone by eliciting antibodies that can neutralize a wide variety of HIV strains. The tests, in animal models,showed that these “broadly neutralizing” antibodies, or bnAbs, targeted at least two critical sites on ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 21, 2019
Despite a few past research studies that links HIV with 'erosion" of the gut's intestinal linings, leading to inflammation and also the ‘leaky gut” syndrome, many HIV patients and even doctors are not aware of this. In one past research in 2014, researchers at University of California, Davis had made some surprising discoveries about the body's initial response...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 15, 2019
In a study by researchers from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine comparing medical information from portable EKG patch data from men living with HIV and also men without it, the  researchers report they have found more variability of the electrical "reset" period between heartbeats known as the QT interval in men living with the virus, which may contribute to the increased...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 11, 2019
A new study demonstrates that women with HIV are more likely to enter the menopause transition at an average age of 48 years, 3 years younger than the general population. Study results are published online in Menopause, the journal of The North American Menopause Society (NAMS). Typically, newly diagnosed HIV-positive patients who adhere to the latest therapy protocols are expected to...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 10, 2019
A group of medical and genomic researchers in Maryland from a company called American Gene Technologies announced that they have the answer for curing HIV/AIDS using gene therapy. The company hopes to initiate medical trials of a new gene therapy drug that it says can cure HIV. American Gene Technologies (AGT), a Rockville-based medical research company, has submitted a Investigational New...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Nov 07, 2019
Abbott announced today that a team of its scientists identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), called HIV-1 Group M, subtype L.1 The findings, published today in the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (JAIDS), show the role next-generation genome sequencing is playing in helping researchers stay one step ahead of mutating viruses and avoiding n...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 26, 2019
Medical researchers from the US National Institutes of Health and the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston report that the injectable hormone tesamorelin (Egrifta) reduces liver fat and prevents liver fibrosis (scarring) in people living with HIV. Dr Anthony S. Fauci,NIAID Director (NIAID is one of the entities under the  NIH) commented in a phone interview with Thailand Medical ...
Source: Thailand Medical News  Oct 24, 2019
From 2007 to 2018, there has been more than 37 studies that show that Selenium supplementation is good for HIV patients. Selenium supplementation has demonstrated the ability to reduce viral loads of the HIV virus while also preventing CD4 levels from declining and helping it achieve moderate gains.   Todate, there are been no known reactions or contraindications for those taking antiretrov...