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CROI 2013: Random Anal Biopsies Improve Detection of Pre-cancerous Lesions

Performing random anal biopsies increases the rate of diagnosis of high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions (HSIL) during high-resolution anoscopy, researchers from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine in New York City reported at the recent 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013).alt

CROI 2013: Gene Therapy Studies Show Potential for HIV Control without Drugs

Modified immune cells that make their own fusion inhibitors reduce levels of HIV-like virus and resisted infection in animal and test tube studies, researchers reported at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) last month in Atlanta.

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CROI 2013: Antiretroviral Therapy Intensification plus IL-7 Does Not Reduce HIV Reservoir

 An intensive antiretroviral regimen containing raltegravir (Isentress) and maraviroc (Selzentry) plus the immune-modulator interleukin 7 (IL-7) was unable to decrease the amount of residual HIV in resting CD4 T-cells, investigators with the ERAMUNE-01 trial reported at the recent 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) in Atlanta.

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April 10 is National Youth HIV and AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, April 10, is the first-ever National Youth HIV + AIDS Awareness Day, an occasion to raise awareness of the epidemic among young people in the U.S.

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French Cohort of HIV+ People Treated Early Appear to Control Virus

A group of French HIV patients who started antiretroviral therapy (ART) during the earliest stage of infection appear to be controlling the virus despite prolonged treatment interruption, according to a recent report in PLoS Pathogens. While the findings do not represent a cure, they may offer insight to help certain people with HIV achieve a "functional cure," or periods off treatment without disease progression.

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CROI 2013: Growing Number of HIV+ New Yorkers Achieve Viral Load Suppression [VIDEO]

Expanded testing, earlier treatment, and better engagement in care has led to more people with HIV in New York City achieving and maintaining undetectable viral load, according to study findings presented at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) last month in Atlanta.

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CROI 2013: Researchers Look at Neurological Complications among People with HIV

Data from a small, yet well-designed trial to evaluate whether particular antiretroviral therapy (ART) regimens penetrate the central nervous system (CNS) and enhance neurocognitive performance were among several interesting findings regarding neurological complications among people with HIV presented at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2013) this month in Atlanta. Another study looked at similarities between Alzheimer's disease and neurocognitive impairment in people with HIV.

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