Breakthrough vaccine strategy guides the immune system to generate HIV neutralizing antibodies
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 Differences in leading causes of disease burden between males and femalesDifferences in leading causes of disease burden between males and females
 
A recent study reveals that males bear a higher disease burden overall, while females experience a higher burden from seven specific conditions, emphasizing the need for tailored health interventions.
 
   Breakthrough vaccine strategy guides the immune system to generate HIV neutralizing antibodiesBreakthrough vaccine strategy guides the immune system to generate HIV neutralizing antibodies
 
A team led by the Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) has developed a vaccine approach that works like a GPS, guiding the immune system through the specific steps to make broadly neutralizing antibodies against HIV.
 
   Study traces the origin and spread of HIV in IndonesiaStudy traces the origin and spread of HIV in Indonesia
 
The HIV variant dominant in Indonesia was introduced from Thailand over multiple events.
 
   Researchers highlight critical need for more effective treatments for women with bacterial vaginosisResearchers highlight critical need for more effective treatments for women with bacterial vaginosis
 
Bacterial Vaginosis (BV) affects about one-quarter of reproductive-age women and is linked to adverse health outcomes, such as increased HIV risk.
 
 Washington University expands STI testing and treatment services in St. Louis County
 
Washington University expands STI testing and treatment services in St. Louis CountyIn a bid to improve sexual health and reduce health disparities in the St. Louis area, Washington University infectious diseases physicians are expanding testing and treatment services for sexually transmitted infections in north St. Louis County.
 
 
 Global research offers insights about health burden disparities between genders
 
Global research offers insights about health burden disparities between gendersGlobally, there are substantial differences between females and males (aged 10 and older) when it comes to health, with limited progress in bridging these health gaps over the past 30 years, according to a new study examining the disparities in the 20 leading causes of disease burden between females and males, across ages and regions, published in The Lancet Public Health journal.