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Chronic Inflammation in People With HIV Linked to Pre-Treatment Immune System Damage

Chronic inflammation seen in people living with HIV is related to how much damage HIV causes before starting treatment, rather than HIV activity while taking meds, according to a new study.

By Barbara Jungwirth

Are Elite Controllers at Risk for Increased Hospitalization?

Elite controllers are able to manage their viral load without the use of HIV meds, but could not being on HIV treatment mean they actually have worse health outcomes?

By Mathew Rodriguez

Is HIV Getting Weaker? Don't Count On It

Word is getting around about a research report saying that HIV is evolving to be less powerful. But is it true? And if it is, what does that really mean for the fight against HIV, and for those who are living with HIV today?

By JD Davids

Immune Restoration

What Is Immune Restoration? How Can the Immune System Be Restored? Are New CD4 Cells as Good as Old?

What Is Immune Restoration?

Immune restoration means repairing the damage done to the immune system by HIV.

In a healthy immune system, ther...

By AIDS InfoNet

FAQs About Drug Resistance

Don't see your question? Ask it in our Choosing Your Meds forum, Managing Side Effects of HIV Treatment forum or Understanding Your Labs forum!

General Resistance Questions | Resistance Testing | Drug Resistance an...

Marvels, Milestones and Mom: The Ups and Downs in a Year of Functional-HIV-Cure Research -- A Blog Entry by Loreen Willenberg

Long-term HIV "elite controller" Loreen Willenberg reviews the year in research around HIV controllers and therapeutic vaccine development. She also recaps the Zephyr Foundation's recent contributions to building the "controller community" -- that is...

By Loreen Willenberg

New Study Offers Clues for HIV Vaccine Development

"A computer model \described in a [study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature] proposes a solution to a long-standing mystery in HIV research -- why a small percentage of people infected with the virus never develop full-blown AIDS. The ...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Global Effort Needed to Protect People From Species-Crossing Diseases, Report Finds

A team of health experts on Tuesday called for the U.S. "to lead a global effort to protect people from new outbreaks of deadly infectious diseases that originate in animals, such as swine flu, AIDS and SARS," Reuters writes (Morgan, 9/22).

The appe...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

French Food Company Says Clinical Trials Show Potential Food Product Boosts Immune System in Patients With HIV

The French food company Danone reported Wednesday that clinical trials of a substance it plans to develop into a nutritional product over the next few years helped improve the immune systems of patients living with HIV, Bloomberg reports (Bauerova, 9...

By Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

HIV (Apparently) Comes From Gorillas: What This Means for the HIV Community: A Blog Entry by Myles Helfand

Ann Darrow: the Fay Wray edition

Look out! You can get HIV from a gorilla! Somebody warn Ann Darrow!

OK, OK, let's all calm down. Yes, scientists have apparently found that HIV can make the leap from gorillas into humans. But what does it mean for ...

By Myles Helfand