5 lessons for COVID-19 from the fight against HIV

The HIV pandemic and the COVID-19 pandemic are similar in key ways. Both exposed inequalities, became politicized, and require nuanced messaging.

Sara Savat-WUSTL • futurity
June 29, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: public-health covid-19 history hiv money health-and-medicine lgbtq race-and-ethnicity pandemics

New type of HIV vaccine works in monkeys

A new HIV vaccine shows promise in monkeys for longer-term protection. The work could also help in finding a coronavirus vaccine.

Bruce Goldman-Stanford • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~8 min

Tags: hiv vaccines antibodies viruses featured health-and-medicine immune-systems

So can gay men donate blood now? It’s complicated

Revised blood donation restrictions for men who have sex with men have summoned calls for a permanent lifting of the rules. An expert weighs in.

Brandon Baker-Penn • futurity
May 6, 2020 ~9 min

Tags: covid-19 hiv blood plasma sex health-and-medicine lgbtq

Vitamin E can safely treat fatty liver in people with HIV

Vitamin E can safely and effectively treat a type of fatty liver disease common in people with HIV, a new small study shows.

McGill University • futurity
Feb. 14, 2020 ~3 min

Tags: hiv health-and-medicine livers liver-disease vitamin-e

HIV-fighting antibodies may lead to new vaccine

The right kind of antibodies can mobilize into a fighting force that can take on HIV, researchers report. The new work could lead to an HIV vaccine.

Sarah Avery-Duke • futurity
Dec. 6, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: cancer hiv vaccines antibodies viruses health-and-medicine immune-systems

How better HIV treatment cut drug use and domestic violence

Domestic violence and illicit drug use plummeted among women who realized they could live decades longer than expected because of a new HIV treatment.

Jill Young Miller-Washington U. • futurity
Nov. 22, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: drugs hiv abuse health-and-medicine medications

How HIV dodges our immune defenses

Our immune systems can fight off a huge range of viral invaders, but HIV can avoid a protein that specializes in hunting viruses. New research explains how.

Emily Kagey-U. Michigan • futurity
Nov. 15, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: rna hiv viruses proteins health-and-medicine immune-systems

Health care provider collaboration benefits patients with HIV

Getting better access to testing and primary care for people vulnerable to HIV could be as simple as a telephone call or email among health providers.

Jared Wadley-Michigan • futurity
Oct. 4, 2019 ~2 min

Tags: health-care hiv physicians health-and-medicine

HIV meds for mom don’t harm baby’s brain

Taking antiretroviral therapies for HIV while pregnant or nursing has little effect on baby brain development, research in Malawi and Uganda shows.

Sarina Gleason-Michigan State • futurity
July 24, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: pregnancy hiv brains babies breastfeeding health-and-medicine medications

Compassion makes all the difference for HIV treatment

"Today, HIV is considered a chronic, treatable condition. However, this study found that many patients continue to view it as a death sentence."

Patti Verbanas-Rutgers • futurity
July 15, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: hiv physicians communication empathy health-and-medicine medications stigma

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