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If You’re an African American With HIV, You May Need a Higher Selzentry Dose

(The Body) – A new study suggests that many African Americans may not be getting effective doses of the HIV drug Selzentry (also known as Celsentri or maraviroc). It turns out some people’s bodies naturally produce a protein that helps remove Selzentry from the bloodstream. In the Read More

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The ‘Tampon’ That Could Prevent HIV

  (The Washington Post) – More than 80 percent of women diagnosed with HIV contract the virus through heterosexual sex. A condom provides the best protection against HIV — but men aren’t always willing to wear them. The female condom has been on the market since 1993. Unfortunately, it’s less familiar Read More

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Viruses Engineered to Attack Themselves

[San Francisco Gate] Leor Weinberger calls it hijacking the hijacker. In his lab at the Gladstone Institutes, he’s developed a technique for harnessing stray bits of HIV – a virus that infects and ultimately kills immune cells – and using them to attack the virus itself. His work, still preliminary Read More