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Global HIV Prevention Coalition accelerates action to reduce new HIV infections

The Global HIV Prevention Coalition has launched its first progress report. Taking stock of the progress made in strengthening political commitment for HIV prevention and reducing new HIV infections, the…

The rise of broadly neutralizing antibodies

Research on broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) is taking the field of HIV prevention science in new directions, with implications for new prevention interventions and vaccine development. There’s much to know…

The girl effect: how teenage boys are likely to listen to girls over VMMC

Adolescent girls have an important role to play in influencing adolescent boys’ decision to undergo voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), new research suggests. Programmes aiming to increase uptake of voluntary…

No more victim blaming: Preventing HIV in young women in South Africa

An estimated 2 000 new HIV infections occur in young women and girls every week in South Africa. Two high-profile programmes are aiming to address this crisis. A joint Spotlight/Health-e…

Genetically altered broadly neutralizing antibodies protect monkeys from HIV-like virus

NIH scientists report single dose elicited long-term protection. Two genetically modified broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) protected rhesus macaques from an HIV-like virus, report scientists at the National Institute of Allergy…

New way to fight HIV transmission

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have developed a new tool to protect women from HIV infection. The tool, a vaginal implant, decreases the number of cells that the HIV…

Vaginal delivery OK with well controlled HIV, study confirms

Most women living with HIV can achieve good virological control and deliver their children vaginally, according to a study of national data from Finland. "This study reiterates what we have…

CROI 2018: Research is still exploring best treatment strategies for pregnant and breastfeeding women, interactions with contraceptives

Although women comprise more than half of adults living with HIV across the globe, they are considered a special population worthy of more intensive research. Now, several new studies presented…

Peer influence, better HIV counseling could encourage more boys in Africa to be circumcised

With research showing that male circumcision reduces the odds of getting HIV through heterosexual sex by 60 percent, more boys and young men – primarily those between the ages of…

CROI 2018: Highlights and what’s next for advocates

Historically, the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (more commonly known as CROI) is heavy on basic science and early-phase research. Data from these types of studies were still prominent…

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