Virus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV's hiding places

Virus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV's hiding places

HIV invades immune cells called T cells and uses them to replicate itself.Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/ NIH/NCI/Science Photo Library Antiretroviral drugs have transformed HIV infection from a death sentence to a chronic condition for many people who carry the virus. But because HIV never truly leaves the body, the virus rebounds […]

Immunotherapy is safe and feasible in cancer patients treated for HIV, study suggests

Immunotherapy is safe and feasible in cancer patients treated for HIV, study suggests

IMAGE: Dr. Aurélien Gobert of Groupe Hospitalier Pitié Salpêtrière in Paris, France, study author. view more  Credit: © European Society for Medical Oncology Munich, Germany, 20 October 2018 – Immunotherapy has been a major breakthrough in oncology, with registered drugs now approved for use in an increasing number of tumour types – but little is known […]

Surgeons transplanting organs from HIV positive donors for first time in history

Surgeons transplanting organs from HIV positive donors for first time in history

PITTSBURGH – When it comes to medical innovation, Pittsburgh is often leading the way. For the first time in US history, surgeons are transplanting HIV organs into HIV-positive patients. Channel 11 Morning News anchor Katherine Amenta got an exclusive look at how a trial at UPMC is helping lead research on these transplants. We caught […]

ViiV redeems voucher for fast FDA review of HIV combination

ViiV redeems voucher for fast FDA review of HIV combination

ViiV Healthcare has applied for a fast US review of its single-tablet, two drug HIV drug regimen of dolutegravir and lamivudine. The joint venture between GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, and Shionogi, said that it will use a priority review voucher to cut the length of the drug’s FDA review from 10 months to six months. Trials have […]

Spanish Biotech Partners Gilead to Develop Functional HIV Cure

Spanish Biotech Partners Gilead to Develop Functional HIV Cure

AELIX Therapeutics and Gilead will run a clinical trial testing a combination of treatments that has potential to let HIV-infected people ditch lifelong therapy.   The trial, which will run in Spain, is planned to start in early 2019 and will recruit around 90 patients in the early stages of HIV infection. After receiving the […]

Madison County creates Opioid Task Force

Madison County creates Opioid Task Force

With the opioid epidemic in full swing many counties are looking for ways to reduce addiction and save lives. The Madison County Health Department is currently asking for assistance as it creates an Opioid Crisis Task Force to help fight the number of opioid abuse and death cases in the area. The MCHD has received […]

The urgent search for undiagnosed HIV among Halifax's most vulnerable

The urgent search for undiagnosed HIV among Halifax's most vulnerable

Inner-city nurse Rick Swaine drives through the streets of Halifax, searching for a few people he suspects are unknowingly infected with HIV  — and possibly spreading the infection — as health workers in the city try to control a jump in cases this year. As of the end of September, there were 19 confirmed cases of HIV in Nova […]

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