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Aspirin Could Help Reduce HIV Infections In Women

With nearly two million new infections and one million associated deaths each year, the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pandemic is alive and well. Thirty-seven million people are now living with HIV, more than half of whom are women. Today, most HIV transmission occurs through sex. Fortunately, you can protect yourself and others by keeping HIV […]

Dynamic Allostery Plays Key Role In HIV-1 Infectivity

Specific interactions that occur between the HIV virus capsid and a key protein that interferes with the protective shell’s integrity have been identified in a new study. The findings are just one step in better understanding the mechanism of HIV infection, but the researchers believe it’s an important advance. “This is basic science, fundamental research, […]

URMC-099 Extends The Effectiveness Of Multiple HIV Therapies

A new drug called URMC-099 extends the effectiveness of multiple HIV therapies by unleashing a cell’s own protective machinery on the virus. The finding is an important step toward the creation of long-acting HIV drugs that could be administered once or twice per year, unlike current HIV treatments that need to be taken every day. […]