Module 7: HIV Clinical Update

Latest HIV clinical trials

Get the latest on HIV news, research and clinical trials with this collection of important resources.

How Close Are We to a Functional Cure?
The functional cure is an evidence-based hypothesis by which HIV may be kept in check to undetectable levels without the use of chronic medications.

How Close Are We to a Functional Cure?
The functional cure is an evidence-based hypothesis by which HIV may be kept in check to undetectable levels without the use of chronic medications.

Can Universal Testing and Treatment Reduce HIV Infection Rates?
Supporters of Universal Testing and Treatment (UTT) believe that treatment at the time of HIV diagnosis can reduce the "community viral load."

A Layman’s Glossary to HIV/AIDS Clinical Research Terms

HIV Profiles: The People Who "Cheated" HIV
Scientists have long observed people with HIV who do not progress to AIDS and were able to maintain stable CD4 counts and undetectable viral loads, often for decades.

What Is the Risk of HIV in Mixed-Status Couples Using Prevention Tools?
Mixed status couples using antiretrovirals to prevent HIV had estimated transmission risk of 2% for heterosexuals and 25% in gays over 10 years.

Americans with Disabilities Act and People Living with HIV/AIDS

The Facts About HIV Microbicides
Microbicides are seen as means to reduce the spread of HIV among those most at risk, including women who are vulnerable to sexual violence.

HIV Criminal Laws by State

Top 10 Holiday Gifts That Benefit HIV/AIDS Charities

Why Can’t Our 'CD8 T-cells' Naturally Control HIV Infection?
In most types of viral infection, "memory" CD8 T-cells can mount an faster, even stronger immune defense. This generally does not happen with HIV.

When Will We Have an HIV Vaccine?
Research in the past decade has focused on the development of therapeutic vaccines, which may slow the progress of HIV rather than prevent it.

HIV Microscopy in Pictures (16 Images)
Through the use of scanning electron microscopy (SEM), scientists now have a far greater ability to investigate the ultrastructure of HIV.

A Link Between HIV Meds and Diabetes
About.com's Diabetes Guide, Debra Manzella reports on a study that suggests HIV meds could cause diabetes.

Epilepsy Drug Shows Promise in Treating HIV
In a small human trial of the epilepsy drug valproic acid, HIV researchers report promising results in the treatment of HIV.

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing The Patients Voice in HIV/AIDS Clinical Trial Participation: What motivates the willingness of HIV infected people to take part in HIV/AIDS clinical trials?
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Call to step up the pace of TB-HIV collaborative activities  — Weekly Blitz
Discovery by biomedical research of new and improved interventions can get into the bucket of implementation.

Popular Q&A

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With the ACTG, the AIDS Clinical Trials Group network?

Yes, it was an ACTG study -- but back then I don't even think it was called ACTG -- but it was studying AZT, the first drug, at high doses. We were taking it four times a day, 1,000 mg a day. I found out a year later that I was actually in the placebo group ... which probably saved my life, too. Because we found out later that AZT, at high doses, was actually killing people faster than not. He was on the treatment arm -- the actual, real treatment -- and I was on placebo. I really think, looking back, that's probably what made a difference between both of our survivals -- that and many …

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