New discovery by TSRI scientists could speed efforts to develop effective HIV vaccine
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  September 20, 2017  
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 New discovery by TSRI scientists could speed efforts to develop effective HIV vaccineNew discovery by TSRI scientists could speed efforts to develop effective HIV vaccine
 
Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have made a discovery that could speed efforts to develop a successful HIV vaccine.
 
 
 Researchers overcome major stumbling blocks in developing HIV vaccineResearchers overcome major stumbling blocks in developing HIV vaccine
 
An international team of researchers has demonstrated a way of overcoming one of the major stumbling blocks that has prevented the development of a vaccine against HIV: the ability to generate immune cells that stay in circulation long enough to respond to and stop virus infection.
 
   Researchers develop new model to tackle patients with cryptosporidiosis-HIV co-infectionResearchers develop new model to tackle patients with cryptosporidiosis-HIV co-infection
 
One of the most common waterborne diseases worldwide is cryptosporidiosis, a parasitic disease affecting the small intestine and possibly our airways. It is a common cause of diarrhoea in HIV-positive patients, who are known to have lower immunity.
 
   New HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic painNew HIVMA guidelines recommend screening everyone with HIV for chronic pain
 
Because ongoing pain is a significant problem that affects 39 to 85 percent of people living with HIV, everyone with the infection should be assessed for chronic pain, recommend guidelines released by the HIV Medicine Association of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases.
 
   Researchers pinpoint significant link between educational attainment and HIV risk behaviorResearchers pinpoint significant link between educational attainment and HIV risk behavior
 
African-American men who have sex with men remain at heightened risk for HIV infection and account for the largest number of African-Americans living with HIV/AIDS. It has long been understood that there is a clear and persistent association between poverty, transactional sex behavior, and HIV risk.
 
 Review assesses safety, effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating TB pericarditis
 
Review assesses safety, effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating TB pericarditisResearchers from South Africa and Canada have carried out a Cochrane review update to assess the safety and effectiveness of corticosteroids for treating tuberculous pericarditis.
 
 
 'Pocket' project develops new low-cost test for accurate TB detection
 
'Pocket' project develops new low-cost test for accurate TB detectionTuberculosis (TB) is a major global health issue. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), every year there are worldwide 8.8 million new active TB cases and nearly 2 million TB deaths - 5000 every day - mostly in the poorest communities of the developing world.
 
 
 Global Burden of Disease study reveals latest findings on state of world’s health
 
Global Burden of Disease study reveals latest findings on state of world’s healthToday, the Global Burden of Disease study publishes its latest global estimates for the state of the world’s health in The Lancet. The GBD is the only annual, comprehensive, peer-reviewed assessment of global trends in health, providing global and national estimates on more than 330 diseases, causes of death, and injuries in 195 countries and territories worldwide.