Latest by Sean R. Hosein
An HIV cure research experiment that treated monkeys with a4b7 antibodies yielded unexpected and promising results.
In the quest for a cure for HIV, many different approaches are being tested, with many clinical trials underway in the U.S.
In the search for a cure, the antibody vedolizumab (Entyvio) will likely draw much interest for testing with HIV-positive people.
Unless mental health issues are regularly screened for and detected, adherence to antiretroviral therapy and maintenance of undetectable viral load can be affected.
Researchers are finding that problematic substance use is linked to poorer health and reduced survival among HIV-positive people.
A Swedish study underscores the need to screen HIV-positive people for mental health issues and offer treatment.
Researchers found that some smokers were more likely to have a "moderate-to-severe" degree of depression and engage in the use of street drugs and were less likely to have an undetectable viral load.
Researchers report that the proportion of people with optimal adherence to antiretroviral therapy was significantly less in women (57%) compared to men (77%).
Compared to HIV-negative people with the same cancers, HIV-positive people are more likely to be diagnosed earlier with lung, anal, mouth, throat and kidney cancer and myeloma.
Researchers in Canada found that indigenous people were less likely to achieve an undetectable viral load during their first year of using ART.