UNC Health Care

Category: HIV/AIDS

J. Victor Garcia

February 16, 2016

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, studying ways to prevent HIV transmission, also found that immune cells show up late to a battle against HIV immediately following viral transmission.

HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Research

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Myron Cohen

July 21, 2015

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from ...

These findings demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy, when taken until viral suppression is achieved and sustained, is a highly effective, durable intervention for HIV prevention.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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UNC Chapel

May 11, 2015

Carolina, GSK announce novel partnership to accelerate search for H...

The HIV Cure center will be located on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and will focus exclusively on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Collaboration, HIV/AIDS

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Ron Swanstrom

March 18, 2015

Researchers identify timeline for HIV replication in the brain

A new study in PLoS Pathogens shows that HIV can infect the brain early on and should be combated as soon as possible with antiretroviral therapy to limit risk of dementia

HIV/AIDS, Research

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David Wohl

January 26, 2015

Becoming Less Super as a Specialist

Dr. David Wohl, an HIV/AIDS specialist at UNC, reflects on the reasons why he now finds himself drawn to fighting Ebola.


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UNC Chapel

December 19, 2014

UNC Project-China uses crowdsourcing to promote HIV Testing

UNC’s Project-China partnered with Social Entrepreneurship for Sexual Health (SESH) Global on a successful project that used crowdsourcing to promote awareness of the importance of HIV testing among men who have sex with men (MSM).

Collaboration, HIV/AIDS

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J. Victor Garcia

January 9, 2014

UNC research demonstrates “guided missile” strategy to kill hidden HIV

The finding provides a new route to killing persistent HIV-infected cells– a major roadblock to a cure.

HIV/AIDS, Innovation, Research

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Electron micrograph of HIV virions. Credit: CDC Public Health Image Library

March 28, 2013

Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

Study published in PLoS Pathogens suggests new target for treatment and the eventual cure of HIV/AIDS

HIV/AIDS, Immunity, Studies

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Blue filtered photo of a breast pump and milk bottle

June 14, 2012

Breast milk kills HIV and blocks its oral transmission in humanized...

New research from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine demonstrates that breast milk in a humanized mouse model has a strong virus killing effect and protects against oral transmission of HIV.

HIV/AIDS, Innovation, Pregnancy, Research

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Dr. Myron Cohen

April 18, 2012

UNC professor Myron Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research For...

Cohen’s study, HIV Prevention Trials Network 052, showed that treating people with HIV with antiretroviral therapy renders them virtually non-contagious, reducing sexual transmission by 96 percent.

Awards, HIV/AIDS, Research, Studies

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David Margolis

March 8, 2012

Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows

This study is the first to demonstrate that the biological mechanism that keeps the HIV virus hidden and unreachable by current antiviral therapies can be targeted and interrupted in humans, providing new hope for a strategy to eradicate HIV completely.

HIV/AIDS, Research, Studies, Treatment

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HIV particle infecting human T cell. Image source: NIAID

October 6, 2011

Distinct AIDS viruses found in cerebrospinal fluid of people with H...

This is the first study to demonstrate active replication of HIV virus in a cell type other than immune T cells and which may help to predict patients at greatest risk for HIV dementia.

HIV/AIDS, Research, Treatment

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