Long-lasting control of HIV infection without antiretroviral therapy (ART) is a feasible goal that deserves vigorous pursuit, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci.
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Both sexually transmitted infections (STIs), syphilis and gonorrhea, are on the rise in modern England, staging a comeback from the Victorian era. Over the past one year, there has been a 20% rise in the incidence of STIs. The rates of syphilis, for example, is on a 70 year high last year according to the Public Health England statistics.
A new study by University of North Carolina School of Medicine researchers has found that T cells, a type of white blood cell and an essential part of the immune system, are sufficient by themselves to establish and maintain an HIV infection in the brain.
For years, doctors have observed that some patients with leprosy develop unusual blood clots which can lead to stroke or heart attack. Now, researchers reporting in PLOS Neglected Tropical Diseases have for the first time characterized these blood clots, leading to a new understanding of how leprosy affects the circulatory system and potential new screening tests to predict leprosy reactions.
A new University of Michigan study suggests patients at risk for HIV need to be linked to services—such as mental health and syringe exchange programs—that will help them stay in care, adhere to medication and avoid reinfection. The findings appear in Health Education & Behavior.
South Africa has the worst epidemic of HIV in the world. According to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, 19% of the global number of people living with HIV are in South Africa. Many people in South Africa and around the globe do not even know they have HIV.
In the experiment, after receiving a course of antiretroviral therapy, approximately half of a group of monkeys infused with a broadly neutralizing antibody to HIV combined with an immune stimulatory compound suppressed the virus for six months without additional treatment.
The study aimed to evaluate the effectiveness of syndromic management of male urethral discharge syndrome cases, as proposed by the Brazilian Ministry of Health, using the resolution of symptoms on the first and second follow-up visits after SM as the outcome.
Lymphatic filariasis (LF) and leprosy are disabling infectious diseases endemic in Nepal. LF infection can lead to lymphoedema and hydrocoele, while secondary effects of leprosy infection include impairments to hands, eyes, and feet. The aim of this study was to determine the feasibility of integrating LF affected people into existing leprosy SHGs in this area.