Study identifies factors that lead to increased HIV testing among young adults
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  April 25, 2018  
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 Study identifies factors that lead to increased HIV testing among young adultsStudy identifies factors that lead to increased HIV testing among young adults
 
A new study has identified factors that lead to increased HIV testing among young adults, specifically how a person's race, sex/gender, and sexual orientation is connected to their likelihood of getting tested for HIV.
 
   Researchers discover Tfh cell dysfunction in HIV-infected patientsResearchers discover Tfh cell dysfunction in HIV-infected patients
 
A team of chemical and biomedical engineers from the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, have discovered that HIV-infected patients experience a dysfunction in a certain type of immune cell: the follicular helper T (Tfh) cell.
 
   Former California state contractor sued over breach of HIV patient privacyFormer California state contractor sued over breach of HIV patient privacy
 
A security breach by a private company that contracted with California's public health department inadvertently allowed unauthorized access to the HIV status of 93 people, according to a lawsuit filed this week in San Francisco County Superior Court.
 
 Research reveals new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system
 
Research reveals new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune systemScientists have just discovered a new mechanism by which HIV evades the immune system, and which shows precisely how the virus avoids elimination. The new research shows that HIV targets and disables a pathway involving a number of biological molecules that are key in blocking viral activity and clearing infection.
 
 
 Silver Nanoparticles and HIV
 
Silver Nanoparticles and HIVNanoparticles are gaining increasing importance in the biological sciences as sensors, labels for cells and molecules, and in therapeutics. Silver nanoparticles are of particular interest due to their special properties.
 
 
 Researchers suggest a theory for the evolution of HIV from SIV
 
Researchers suggest a theory for the evolution of HIV from SIVA new study has shed light on how HIV may have evolved from the simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) that originated in non-human primates.
 
 
 Researchers develop new tool to protect against HIV infection
 
Researchers develop new tool to protect against HIV infectionResearchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a vaginal implant based on the theory of immune quiescence that could prevent women from contracting HIV.
 
 
 DNA-mimicking synthetic molecule could lead to new HIV treatment
 
DNA-mimicking synthetic molecule could lead to new HIV treatmentResearchers have developed a synthetic compound that mimics the surface of DNA and is able to inhibit several DNA-processing enzymes.