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Five-Drug Early HIV Treatment Does Not Correct Inflammation or Immune Deficits Img
Immune Reconstitution Syndrome (IRS/IRIS)

Five-Drug Early HIV Treatment Does Not Correct Inflammation or Immune Deficits

Starting five-drug antiretroviral therapy (ART) very early did not quell HIV-associated inflammation in a randomized comparison with standard ART.

How AIDS Denialism Spreads in Russia Through Online Social Networks Img
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How AIDS Denialism Spreads in Russia Through Online Social Networks

The rise of the internet and social media have given a new life to AIDS denialism in Russia.

Reducing HIV Viral Reservoirs With Immune-Based Therapy Img

Reducing HIV Viral Reservoirs With Immune-Based Therapy

Most animal and test-tube models for eliminating latent reservoirs of HIV -- the major impediment to an HIV cure -- suggest that simply trying to awaken the latent virus and using standard antiretroviral therapy will not be enough to completely eradi...

Newer Pneumococcal Vaccine Rouses Immune Response in Adults With HIV Img

Newer Pneumococcal Vaccine Rouses Immune Response in Adults With HIV

A newer pneumococcal vaccine that aims to protect against pneumonia and other serious pneumococcal diseases stirred up immune system responses in HIV-positive adults who had received an earlier version of the vaccine.

Are Early Immune Defenses Helping HIV Flourish? Img

Are Early Immune Defenses Helping HIV Flourish?

Our immune systems offer a very rapid, non-specific first line of defense against invading viruses. Researchers recently examined the role of one of these early defenses in the control of HIV.

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Inoculating Against Science Denial

Denial of the link between HIV and AIDS led to more than 330,000 premature deaths in South Africa. How should scientists respond? The answer could come from a branch of psychology known as "inoculation theory."

Why Frontiers Must Retract HIV/AIDS Denialist Paper: A Blog Entry by Kenneth Witwer, Ph.D. Img
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Why Frontiers Must Retract HIV/AIDS Denialist Paper: A Blog Entry by Kenneth Witwer, Ph.D.

Not all viewpoints have equal value, and some viewpoints have no place in a reputable setting, says Kenneth Witwer, as HIV/AIDS denialism remains dangerous to the extent it is tolerated in credible forums.

Markers of Immune Exhaustion Predict Post-Treatment Control in HIV Patients Img
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Markers of Immune Exhaustion Predict Post-Treatment Control in HIV Patients

Biomarkers of immune exhaustion were associated with how long a patient was able to control HIV after treatment was interrupted, according to a study presented at CROI 2015.

Inflammation and Its Discontents Img

Inflammation and Its Discontents

When cells of the immune system encounter invading germs they can become activated and enter into a heightened state of alert. Such cells help to marshal the immune system against germs.

Exercise's Potential Impact on Inflammation and Mood Img
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Exercise's Potential Impact on Inflammation and Mood

Researchers at the University of Rome (Italy) and in Atlanta (U.S.) have proposed that one potential method for helping to reduce excess levels of inflammation and dampen immune activation in HIV-positive people is exercise.