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Poster on the Immune Response to HIV

Nature Magazine

This neat (and complex) poster summarises how HIV establishes infection at mucosal surfaces, the ensuing immune response to the virus involving dendritic cells, B cells and T cells, and how HIV subverts this response to establish a c...

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HIV Replication and Persistence in T Follicular Helper Cells

Following up on the recent post on T follicular helper cells (TFH), a study published on December 17th in the Journal of Experimental Medicine reports that TFH represent a major site of HIV replication and persistence. The finding is not necessariy s...

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Global Post Examines Unproven, Unscientific HIV Treatments

Global Post examines how "many [HIV] patients around the world continue to turn to more affordable but far less reliable treatments" instead of proven -- but more expensive -- therapies, such as antiretroviral (ARV) drugs. "These interventions, fou...

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Immune Activation, Inflammation and HIV Acquisition Risk

The geographic variation in the risk of HIV acquisition among heterosexuals has prompted extensive speculation and debate as to the underlying causes. The lack of a clear explanation has even fueled conspiracy theories, playing a prominent role in Th...

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HIV/AIDS: The Basics

Terms Used in This Fact SheetAIDS: Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. AIDS is the most advanced stage of HIV infection. AIDS is diagnosed when a person infected with HIV has a CD4 count of less than 200 cells/mm3 or has an AIDS-defining condition.AI...

Zimbabwe Leader Believes That Women Making Themselves "Less Attractive" Will Curb HIV Infections Img

Zimbabwe Leader Believes That Women Making Themselves "Less Attractive" Will Curb HIV Infections

The most recent example of HIV/AIDS ignorance in politics is a Zimbabwean senator who believes that curbing HIV rates in his country isn't about better access to medication, condom use or testing, but having women shave their heads and make other eff...

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HIV-Related Conspiracy Beliefs and Its Relationships With HIV Testing and Unprotected Sex Among Men Who Have Sex With Men in Tshwane (Pretoria), South Africa

The authors set out to determine the extent to which Pretoria MSM endorse HIV conspiracy beliefs. The team also sought to learn whether endorsing conspiracy beliefs about HIV is associated with never testing for the virus and with using condoms incon...

Study of HIV Superinfection and Neutralizing Antibody Responses Causes Confusion Img

Study of HIV Superinfection and Neutralizing Antibody Responses Causes Confusion

A recent media report suggested that women infected with two types of HIV may have a better chance of suppressing the virus than women infected with one type of HIV. As Treatment Action Group explains, this report is completely untrue. (On TheBodyPRO...

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"Immune" to HIV? Not So Fast

A particular type of mutation renders people with HIV effectively immune to most strains of the virus. (The "Berlin patient," Timothy Brown, was essentially "given" this type of mutation.) But as a new case report shows, these individuals are still v...

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Impact of Monocytes on Inflammation and Aging in HIV

This study compared a small group of HIV-infected women with matched HIV-uninfected controls and found that HIV-infected women had similar levels of immune activation of monocytes compared to HIV-uninfected women 16 years older.

Monocytes are critic...