ECDC and WHO release latest data on HIV epidemic in the European Region
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  November 30, 2018  
  HIV/AIDS  
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 Liver immune cells contain inert HIV and are unlikely to reproduce infection, study revealsLiver immune cells contain inert HIV and are unlikely to reproduce infection, study reveals
 
In a proof-of-principle study, researchers at Johns Hopkins revealed that certain immune system cells found in the human liver, called liver macrophages, contain only inert HIV and aren't likely to reproduce infection on their own in HIV-infected people on long-term antiretroviral therapy.
 
   Study reveals direct link between stigma and cognitive performance in people with HIVStudy reveals direct link between stigma and cognitive performance in people with HIV
 
A new study has drawn a direct link between the amount of stigma men with HIV report experiencing and their scores on cognitive tests, measuring abilities such as memory and attention.
 
   HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated, finds studyHIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated, finds study
 
A study published in The Lancet HIV shows that HIV-2 is more pathogenic than previously demonstrated. The new findings indicate that early treatment should be applied to all patients with HIV, not only to those with HIV-1.
 
 Scripps Research scientists reveal potential new approach to design HIV vaccines
 
Scripps Research scientists reveal potential new approach to design HIV vaccinesA new candidate HIV vaccine from Scripps Research surmounts technical hurdles that stymied previous vaccine efforts, and stimulates a powerful anti-HIV antibody response in animal tests.
 
 
 Is Europe on track to end AIDS by 2020?
 
Is Europe on track to end AIDS by 2020?From diagnosis of HIV to successful viral suppression: in a rapid communication published in Eurosurveillance today, ECDC and co-authors from Public Health England and The National AIDS Trust summarise the progress towards HIV elimination in 52 countries in Europe and Central Asia.
 
 
 Mechanisms that govern HIV latency differ in the gut and blood, finds study
 
Mechanisms that govern HIV latency differ in the gut and blood, finds studyMechanisms that govern HIV transcription and latency differ in the gut and blood, according to a study published November 15 in the open-access journal PLOS Pathogens by Steven Yukl of San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues.
 
 
 Innate Resistance to HIV through Natural Killer Cells
 
Innate Resistance to HIV through Natural Killer CellsNatural killer (NK) cells are large granular lymphocytes. They possess natural cytotoxicity against tumor cells and virus-infected cells, and they produce cytokines.
 
 
 HIV targets achieved by United Kingdom, says report
 
HIV targets achieved by United Kingdom, says reportThe Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/Aids (UNAids) target for 2020 is 90-90-90 which means 90 percent people with HIV would be diagnosed, 90 percent of those diagnosed would receive anti-HIV or anti-retroviral treatment and 90 percent of those treated with antiretroviral drugs would achieve suppression of their viral load so that they cannot transmit the infection to others.