Immunodeficiency News and Research

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Immunodeficiency (or immune deficiency) is a state in which the immune system's ability to fight infectious disease is compromised or entirely absent.

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Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain

Newly developed laboratory model helps reveal how HIV infection affects the brain

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

Excessive salt intake weakens the immune system

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

A high salt intake impairs immune response, study suggests

Lopinavir and ritonavir drug combo tested in severe COVID-19

Lopinavir and ritonavir drug combo tested in severe COVID-19

Scientists develop single-step method to produce water-soluble fullerene compounds for medicine

Scientists develop single-step method to produce water-soluble fullerene compounds for medicine

Immunotherapy combination can shrink viral reservoir in HIV model

Immunotherapy combination can shrink viral reservoir in HIV model

The second person cured from HIV goes public

The second person cured from HIV goes public

Liver fibrosis associated with one type of heart failure, regardless of HIV or hepatitis C status

Liver fibrosis associated with one type of heart failure, regardless of HIV or hepatitis C status

How do cells protect themselves from viruses?

How do cells protect themselves from viruses?

Woman's bladder produces alcohol – a rare medical condition

Woman's bladder produces alcohol – a rare medical condition

Promising HIV vaccine fails in a large-scale clinical trial

Promising HIV vaccine fails in a large-scale clinical trial

Scientists reveal clinical features of Wuhan coronavirus patients

Scientists reveal clinical features of Wuhan coronavirus patients

Scientists reverse HIV latency, take major scientific step toward curative therapies

Scientists reverse HIV latency, take major scientific step toward curative therapies

New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent

New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men in the UK fall by 71 percent

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

Lymphopenia may hint a higher risk of future illness, death

Timing is key: preventing infant SHIV infection by PEP

Timing is key: preventing infant SHIV infection by PEP

Combination of two antibiotics eradicates latent tuberculosis in macaques

Combination of two antibiotics eradicates latent tuberculosis in macaques

High HIV infection rates attributed to transgender community's social stigmatization and isolation

High HIV infection rates attributed to transgender community's social stigmatization and isolation

Expansion of HIV treatment eligibility leads to large increase in ART initiation among youth

Expansion of HIV treatment eligibility leads to large increase in ART initiation among youth

Study: Spleen and gut lymph nodes may serve as reservoir replication sites for HIV virus

Study: Spleen and gut lymph nodes may serve as reservoir replication sites for HIV virus