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Tag: HIV AIDS

David Margolis

July 21, 2016

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in S...

A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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Myron S. Cohen

July 18, 2016

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission according to the groundbreaking study led by Myron Cohen, MD.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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L-R: Jenna Bone Honeycutt

March 8, 2016

UNC School of Medicine Researchers Prove HIV Targets Tissue Macroph...

Findings contradict previous studies questioning the relevance of these cells

HIV/AIDS, 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.

HIV/AIDS, UNC Stories

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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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