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May 31, 2013
New, More Sensitive HIV Tests May Aid Vaccine Research
A new type of HIV test uses microspheres to capture antibodies that indicate an infection and is more accurate in detecting smaller amounts of antibodies.
May 30, 2013
Age Gaps, Small Sexual Networks Drive HIV in Gay Black Men
Factors driving HIV rates in black MSM include age gaps, racially-bound sexual networks, and the fact that partner familiarity affects condom usage.
May 29, 2013
Supercomputer Helps Define HIV Capsid Structure
For the first time, scientists have identified the precise atomic structure of the HIV capsid, the container of viral genes the virus inserts into human immune cells. 
May 28, 2013
Caseworkers Link People 'Lost to Follow-up' Into HIV Care
New York City caseworkers successfully linked half of those who had been "lost to follow-up" after their HIV diagnosis.
May 24, 2013
Herpes Linked to HIV in Semen of Gay Men on ARVs
Low-level HIV replication in semen is associated with the shedding of herpes viruses.
May 23, 2013
For Gay Men, Drugs, Drinks and Unsafe Sex Go Hand in Hand
There is a powerful link between substance use among HIV-negative gay men and high-risk sex, especially when numerous substances are involved.
May 22, 2013
Spike in HIV Cases on Navajo Reservation
Native Americans on the New Mexico Navajo reservation have experienced a sharp uptick in HIV cases, particularly during the past five years.
May 21, 2013
People With HIV Stay in Care if Doctors Appear to Care
Clinicians whose interpersonal skills rate more highly with their HIV patient population are more likely to retain those people in care.
May 20, 2013
Liver Transplants Are a Viable Option for People With HIV
People with HIV who undergo liver transplants for the most common form of liver cancer, appear to fare as well as those without the virus.
May 17, 2013
HPV Vaccine May Protect With Two Doses Instead of Three
A study suggests that two doses of the HPV vaccine, instead of the standard three, may be feasible.  But much more research is needed.
May 16, 2013
Heavy Drinking Linked to HIV Transmissions
Heavy drinking gay men are more likely to contract HIV, and those who also have unprotected receptive anal intercourse have a doubled likelihood of HIV infection. 
May 15, 2013
Nanoparticles May Transport HIV Meds to the Brain
Researchers have had early success in a method that might one day thwart the powerful blood-brain barrier and effectively deliver antiretrovirals to the brain.
May 14, 2013
Competing Antibodies May Have Hindered Thai HIV Vaccine
Two of the antibodies in the vaccine from the Thai trial shuttered in 2009 worked against one another to limit protection against HIV transmission.
May 13, 2013
Test Can Easily ID Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Against HIV
NIH-sponsored scientists have developed a powerful new assay that can screen blood for broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV.
May 09, 2013
Misleading News Reports Suggest HIV Cure Is Near
Numerous news outlets have inaccurately reported that Danish researchers are, according to one publication, “within months” of finding a cure for HIV.
May 08, 2013
FDA Approves Sustiva for Children 3 Months to 3 Years Old
The FDA has approved Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Sustiva (efavirenz) for use in HIV-positive children 3 months to 3 years old and weighing at least 7.7 pounds.
Physicians Rarely Test Teens for HIV and STIs
Care providers screen adolescents for HIV and other sexually transmitted less than 3 percent of the time, contrary to guidelines recommending universal tests.
May 07, 2013
Synthetic Compounds From Marijuana Appear to Fight HIV
Synthetic anti-inflammatory compounds derived from the active ingredient of marijuana appear to show potential as anti-HIV agents.
May 06, 2013
HIV Meds Protect Against Doubled Cancer Risk in Positive Men
HIV causes a nearly twofold increase in risk of non-AIDS-defining cancers among men, but antiretrovirals may negate this elevated threat.
May 03, 2013
Gay Men Have Fewer Sex Partners; Condom Use Unchanged
The number of recent sexual partners gay men reported to a series of sex polls has dropped while their rate of condom use has remained unchanged.
May 02, 2013
Dutch Gay Men With HIV Consider Viral Load Before Unprotected Sex
A Dutch poll of gay, HIV-positive men found that they took into consideration their viral load in 20 to 57 percent of incidents of unprotected sex.
Combo of 2 HIV Drugs Can Control Hep B
The HIV antiretrovirals Viread (tenofovir) and Emtriva (emtricitabine), can suppress hepatitis B in three-quarters of those with “immune-tolerant” infection.
May 01, 2013
Federal Panel Advises Everyone 15 to 65 to Test for HIV
The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has recommended that all Americans ages 15 to 65 receive a one-time HIV antibody test.
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