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HIV ‘hotspots’ not necessarily major drivers of new infections

Fishing boats in Rakai. Credit: Kate Grabowski Areas of high HIV prevalence, known as ‘hotspots’, do not necessarily fuel the epidemic in the wider population, say researchers. Hotspots are often targeted for intense HIV control interventions, including treatment and prevention, to maximise their effect and reach the people in greatest …

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Truvada should remain first choice for HIV prevention, experts say

Microscopic image of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID In October 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved a second medication for use as HIV preexposure prophylaxis, also known as PrEP, sparking controversy about which drug should be prescribed. Gilead Sciences, which manufactures both approved drugs, has argued that …

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Study aids fight against HIV, hepatitis B

Professor Zucai Suo of the FSU College of Medicine. His research has established the mechanism responsible for how two widely used antiviral drugs inhibit viruses, which could create more treatment options for patients with HIV or hepatitis B. Credit: Colin Hackley/Florida State University College of Medicine A discovery by Florida …

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Does timing matter for initiating HIV therapy in infants?

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Starting HIV antiretroviral therapy (ART) within hours of birth has been hypothesized to have positive effects raising the possibility of remission in some children with HIV. To test the hypothesis, researchers at Columbia Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Irving Medical Center designed a …

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Single dose of antibodies can knock out HIV in newborns

Scanning electromicrograph of an HIV-infected T cell. Credit: NIAID A single dose of an antibody-based treatment can prevent HIV transmission from mother to baby, new nonhuman primate research suggests for the first time. The findings are being published in the journal Nature Communications. When that single dose is given is …

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