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The Role of Fungal Infections in HIV
Although the number of fungal infections has fallen in the United States and other developed nations due to the ease of obtaining HIV testing and access to ART, the risk still exists.
Tick Saliva Molecule Blocks Mechanism Behind Increased Cardiovascular Risks Associated with HIV
NIH study sheds light on the mechanism behind increased cardiovascular risks for those living with HIV.
Top 5 <i>Contagion</i>® News Articles for the Week of August 27, 2017
Stay up-to-date on the latest infectious disease news by checking out this snapshot of our top 5 articles of the week.
People with HIV Face Risk of Cancer Death
Living longer with HIV means that dying from cancer becomes more of a possibility.
New Approach Can Resolve Controversies in the Realm of HIV
Scientists from Northwestern Medicine use a novel approach to gain a better understanding of the HIV lifecycle.
Can Aetna Recover After Catastrophic Confidentiality Breach? Public Health Watch Report
Aetna, the third-largest insurer in the United States, inadvertently sent HIV-positive patients letters that revealed their HIV status through a large, clear window envelope.
UNC Study Finds Some HIV Patients with Low Viral Loads Forgo Treatment
A recent UNC study found that about one-third of HIV-positive patients with low viral loads chose to ignore federal guidelines to begin ART.
Herpes Study Yields Surprising Discovery: A Potential Broad-Spectrum Antiviral
NIAID researchers make an unexpected discovery when examining how a cellular enzyme complex regulates herpesvirus; inhibiting the enzyme suppressed viral infection.
We break down our top HIV news stories of 2017. Did you read them all?