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Why do certain hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of HIV?

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American Society for Microbiology, 1st September 2015 In recent years, evidence has been building that injectable contraceptive depot medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera or DMPA) is associated with an increased risk of HIV infection. Now a study published in the September 1st issue of mBio, an online open-access journal of the American Society for Microbiology, provides a biological...

HIV-Related Virus Has Existed in Primates for Millions of Years

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LiveScience, August 27, 2015 03:05pm ET
Viruses related to the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) have infected Old World monkeys as far back as 16 million years ago, according to a new study. The research provides insight into how monkeys evolved and adapted to the simian version of HIV, and why some viruses can jump from one species to another.

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Progress on a broadly: neutralising HIV vaccine

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ABC: The Health Report, Monday 27 July 2015 5:50PM For people diagnosed with HIV, an effective vaccine is something of a holy grail. It would allow serodiscordant couples to manage the possibility of transmission, and improve outcomes for millions of HIV-positive cases, many of which are in sub-Saharan Africa. Vaccines have been tried before: two different HIV vaccines were tested in Thailand...

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