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Study details how long-term nonprogressors control HIV

Local collaborative research has far-reaching implications for autoimmunity, chronic infection control

July 25, 2011

A group of Seattle-based HIV/AIDS researchers, led by Seattle BioMed’s Dr. Helen Horton and including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center’s Drs. Julie McElrath and David Koelle of the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division, detail one way long-term nonprogressors are able to control the disease in the July 17 online edition of Nature Medicine.

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Initiation of antiretroviral treatment protects partners from HIV infection

Supported by SCHARP’s data management, HIV Prevention Trials Network shows 96 percent reduction in HIV transmission to uninfected sexual partners

May 23, 2011

Men and women infected with HIV reduced the risk of transmitting the virus to their sexual partners by starting oral antiretroviral therapy, according to findings from a large multinational clinical study conducted by the HIV Prevention Trials Network, a global partnership dedicated to reducing the transmission of HIV through biomedical, behavioral, and structural interventions.

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Six-month drug regimen cuts HIV risk for breastfeeding infants

SCHARP data shows longer nevirapine treatment reduces infection by half for babies with HIV-infected mothers, 75 percent for infants of untreated moms

March 14, 2011

Giving breastfeeding infants of HIV-infected mothers a daily dose of the antiretroviral drug nevirapine for six months halved the risk of HIV transmission to the infants at age 6 months compared with giving infants the drug daily for six weeks, according to preliminary clinical trial data presented March 2 at the Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections conference in Boston.

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