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Scientists uncover new factor in HIV infection

A George Mason University researcher team has revealed the specific process by which the HIV virus infects healthy T cells—a process previously unknown. The principal investigator, HIV researcher Yuntao Wu, says he hopes ...

dateAug 24, 2011 in Biochemistry
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AIDS drug supplies dwindling in Swaziland

(AP) -- Cash-strapped Swaziland's state hospitals have only two months' supplies of AIDS drugs, the country's health minister has told parliament in an assessment that AIDS patients and activists took as a death sentence.

dateJun 28, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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Premature aging seen as issue for AIDS survivors

(AP) -- Having survived the first and worst years of the AIDS epidemic, when he was losing three friends to the disease in a day and undergoing every primitive, toxic treatment that then existed, Peter Greene is grateful ...

dateJun 11, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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UN summit adopts AIDS targets amid condom storm

A UN summit on Friday ordered a huge expansion in AIDS treatment, but sparked protests by the Vatican and some Muslim nations over its endorsement of condoms and calls to help prostitutes, gays and drug users.

dateJun 11, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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A sweet defense against lethal bacteria

( -- There is now a promising vaccine candidate for combating the pathogen which causes one of the most common and dangerous hospital infections. An international team of scientists from the Max Planck Institute ...

dateMay 31, 2011 in Biochemistry
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How TRIM5 fights HIV

Thanks to a certain protein, rhesus monkeys are resistant to HIV. Known as TRIM5, the protein prevents the HI virus from multiplying once it has entered the cell. Researchers from the universities of Geneva and Zurich have ...

dateApr 20, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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HIV protein unveils vaccine target

( -- An international study headed by a UC Davis scientist describes how a component of a potential HIV vaccine opens like a flower, undergoing one of the most dramatic protein rearrangements yet observed in nature. ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in HIV & AIDS
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