Computer simulations can accurately predict transmission of HIV
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  August 2, 2018  
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 Computer simulations can accurately predict transmission of HIVComputer simulations can accurately predict transmission of HIV
 
In a recently published study in the journal Nature Microbiology, researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory show that computer simulations can accurately predict the transmission of HIV across populations, which could aid in preventing the disease.
 
   HIV infections on the rise among teenage girlsHIV infections on the rise among teenage girls
 
According to a new report from the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF, more and more adolescent girls are being infected with HIV. The report estimates around 30 teenagers being infected with HIV each hour. Of these 30 infections among those aged between 15 and 19 years, around 20 are girls, the report states.
 
   State-of-the-art HIV treatment regimen could save lives and prevent new infections in IndiaState-of-the-art HIV treatment regimen could save lives and prevent new infections in India
 
An HIV treatment regimen already widely used in North America and Europe would likely increase the life expectancy of people living with HIV in India by nearly three years and reduce the number of new HIV infections by 23 percent with minimal impact on the country's HIV/AIDS budget.
 
 Researchers report first randomized trial results of 'kick and kill' approach to treat HIV
 
Researchers report first randomized trial results of 'kick and kill' approach to treat HIVResearchers have reported the results of the first randomized clinical trial to test a novel strategy involving waking up and then killing the 'sleeping' HIV that is hiding in the body using an experimental approach known as 'kick and kill'.
 
 
 Novel online HIV prevention program reduces sexually transmitted infections in gay young men
 
Novel online HIV prevention program reduces sexually transmitted infections in gay young menA novel online HIV prevention program with spicy soap operas and interactive games -- like a rising thermometer of sexual risk -- reduced sexually transmitted infections in gay young men by 40 percent, reports a Northwestern Medicine study.
 
 
 HIV patients on single-tablet regimen show better outcomes than those taking multiple pills
 
HIV patients on single-tablet regimen show better outcomes than those taking multiple pillsHIV patients on a single-tablet daily regimen had better treatment retention and viral suppression than patients taking multiple pills, in a study by a Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center researcher and his colleagues.
 
 
 Step towards an HIV/AIDS vaccine
 
Step towards an HIV/AIDS vaccineThere has been a four decades long challenge to develop a vaccine against the deadly HIV virus that causes AIDS. Last Saturday the research bore fruit when a team of scientists announced that a trial drug has shown immune response in humans and also protected laboratory monkeys from HIV infection.
 
 
 Study demonstrates that HIV infection in the brain can be established, maintained by T cells
 
Study demonstrates that HIV infection in the brain can be established, maintained by T cellsA 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.