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The Role of the FUT2 Gene in HIV Non-Progression

Several genetic markers have been found that correlate with a reduced ability to become infected with HIV or are associated with a reduced chance of disease progression. Well known examples of this phenomenon include mutations in the CCR5 receptor ge...

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Understanding Cancer Series: The Immune System

Slide 1: The Immune System Slide 2: Markers of Self Slide 3: Markers of Non-Self Slide 4: Markers of Self: Major Histocompatibility Complex Slide 5: Organs of the Immune System Slide 6: Lymphatic System Slide 7: Lymph Node Slide 8: Ce...

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AIDS Denialism: A Rebuttal

The March 2006 issue of Harper's Magazine contains an article titled "Out of Control, AIDS and the Corruption of Medical Science." Unfortunately, this article represents the latest round of attacks from "AIDS denialists." These individuals hold to th...

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A Response to Celia Farber's Article in Harper's Magazine

Long-time AIDS activist Martin Delaney is the founding director of the AIDS organization Project Inform. He is one of a group of prominent AIDS advocates who have responded to an article written by Celia Farber in the March 2006 issue of Harper's Mag...

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European Scientists Reveal 3-D Structure of HIV

Scientists have uncovered the 3-D structure of HIV, according to a study published in the Jan. 10 edition of the journal Structure, BBC News reports. Because strains of HIV vary in size and shape, scientists have found it difficult to understand its ...

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Small Study Says HIV Now Replicating at a Slower Rate

The rate at which HIV replicates might be slowing, suggesting that the virus might have become weaker since the 1980s, according to a study published online on Thursday in the journal AIDS, the Long Island Newsday reports. Researchers from the Prince...

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Los Angeles County Investigating Couple After Child Died of AIDS-Related Pneumonia Without Ever Having HIV Test

The Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services is investigating a couple for possible child endangerment after their three-year-old daughter died earlier this May of what the county coroner said was AIDS-related pneumonia, the Los ...

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U.S. Researchers Report Creation of HIV Strain That Infects Mice

Researchers report they have created a modified HIV strain that can infect mice — animals that usually provide an excellent model for studying human diseases. The new "chimeric" virus, EcoHIV, was engineered by switching out the HIV gene that encodes...

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Scientists Discover a Key to How AIDS Virus Attacks the Body

Wednesday at the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston, US scientists announced the discovery of a key element in the workings of HIV that could lead to vaccines against the virus. Stephen Harrison, head of a research...

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Basic Training: Session Recap From the 12th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections

CROI Webcast Tuesday, 9:00 am

Workshop for New Investigators

This special session was organized for young scientists to entice them into studying emerging research topics in the basic science of HIV. It provides an overview of some of the key una...