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Rapid HIV testing in a range of settings can effectively target multiple populations at high risk for HIV infection. Offering rapid HIV testing in outreach and other community settings provides opportunities to identify HIV infections, symptoms and signs and to link persons with positive test results to prevention and medical care.
Half of all new HIV infections in the United States occur among 13 to 24 year olds, but teens and adolescents rarely seek HIV testing.
February 7th as an opportunity to recognize that HIV and AIDS disproportionately affects the Black community.
While there is no cure for lingering viral infections such as HIV and herpes, study suggests it may be possible to deactivate such viruses indefinitely with the flick of a genetic switch.
Findings may provide important clues for vaccine development for HIV.
Despite the success of highly active antiretroviral treatment, people with HIV may still be at higher risk for nutritional deficiencies and abnormalities.
HIV infected individuals in whom virus specific CD8 T cells are targeted against the Gag protein have lower viral levels than do those with CD8 responses directed against other viral proteins.
Darunavir with FUZEON provides HIV patients a better chance to reach undetectable viral load.
The initial HIV RNA level in untreated HIV infected patients appears to have little value in predicting the rate of CD4 cell count decrease.
With antiretroviral therapy for adults with HIV infection symptoms continuing to evolve, the International AIDS Society has issued updated recommendations for the treatment of HIV.
Treatment strategies for HIV and symptoms need to be reevaluated, indiates this findings.
HIV positive patients and their doctors have very different views about the disease and its treatment.
HIV infection or prevention could be controled one day by an unorthodox vaccine.
The findings could lead to a possible new strategy for treating HIV infection symptoms and AIDS, one that might complement current therapies and would probably be less susceptible to viral drug resistance.
Researchers demonstrate resistance testing at the time of HIV diagnosis improves survival and is cost effective.
Advances in treatments for HIV, including combination antiretroviral therapy, have enabled patients with the disease to live longer and healthier lives.
As it infects a cell, HIV inserts a permanent DNA copy of itself somewhere into one of the cell's chromosomes, and production of new viruses starts.
The recommendations include guidelines when to begin treatment given the child's age and whether the patient has symptoms of HIV disease.
OraQuick Oral HIV test that reveal if a person has HIV symptoms registered 13 false positives in November.