Tag: HIV

Experimental mRNA-based HIV vaccines enter human trials

March 18, 2022

Biotechnology company Moderna Inc. (Moderna) has commenced a Phase 1 human trial testing three different mRNA vaccines that targets HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). The success of the “safe and highly effective” COVID-19 vaccines enabled this opportunity, run in association with The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US. The idea this time is similar: […]

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Functional cure for HIV in first female patient

February 18, 2022

A leukaemia patient who received a stem cell transplant from someone with natural resistance to the human immunosuppressant virus (HIV), was reported to be virus-free for 14 months. The New York patient is believed to be the third person in the world, and the first woman, to be “cured” of HIV. The previous two people […]

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Scientists advance therapeutic strategy to potentially eliminate HIV

January 17, 2022

A new combination therapy was shown to remove 40% of cells with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) lurking in infected mice. There are currently 38 million people living with HIV worldwide, and an estimated 36 million deaths due to HIV-related diseases to date, according to the United Nations body for AIDS/HIV (UNAIDS) – scientists at […]

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New gonorrhea diagnoses among Australians up 63% in five years

November 8, 2017

Australian health experts highlighted the alarming rise — from 62 to 101 infections per 100,000 people — and the need for people to be more aware of the infection as the reasons behind the trend are not yet fully understood. There were more than 23,800 new cases of gonorrhea diagnosed in 2016, and about 75% […]

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UK scientists developed a USB stick that could diagnose HIV in 30 minutes

November 11, 2016

Scientists in the UK have developed a new HIV test device, similar to a USB memory stick, which could be plugged into a computer and produce accurate results in just 30 minutes. The researchers claim that the disposable technology can detect the virus in a drop of blood placed onto a spot on the USB […]

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HIV Patient Zero absolved from being the “father” of AIDS outbreak in the US

October 31, 2016

Gaëtan Dugas, a French-Canadian homosexual flight attendant, who was a relatively early HIV patient and AIDS activist was widely blamed for starting the epidemic in the US and dubbed as Patient Zero. But a new study exonerates him from all claims that he spread the disease in the country. The study showed that Dugas, one […]

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Bone marrow transplants: A cure for HIV?

July 27, 2012

The cure for HIV may be at hand as two HIV-infected men who underwent bone marrow transplant appeared to be cured of the virus. During the 29th AIDS conference, Dr Daniel Kuritzkes, Chief of Infectious Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston presented his study on two patients who have been infected for many […]

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