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Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated
Study published in PLoS Pathogens suggests new target for treatment and the eventual cure of HIV/AIDS
Located in News / 2013 / March
New HIV call center will link patients to life-saving care
As we approach National HIV/AIDS Testing Day on June 27, a new call center will connect newly diagnosed North Carolinians with HIV care providers.
Located in News / 2013 / June
UNC, Duke Team up with Carrboro-based Caktus Group on HIV Gaming App
The Daily Dose app will utilize game mechanics and social networking features to improve adherence to HIV medication.
Located in News / 2013 / October
Myron Cohen receives North Carolina’s highest civilian honor
Previous recipients include Maya Angelou, Charles Kuralt, Charlie Rose and Oliver Smithies.
Located in News / 2013 / October
Screening new inmates for HIV may not reveal many new undetected cases, study shows
More than 22,000 inmates entering North Carolina prisons in 2008 and 2009 were tested for HIV, but only 20 new cases of HIV were found.
Located in News / 2013 / November
Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, study shows
This study is the first to demonstrate that the biological mechanism that keeps the HIV virus hidden and unreachable by current antiviral therapies can be targeted and interrupted in humans, providing new hope for a strategy to eradicate HIV completely.
Located in News / 2012 / March
Hematologic malignancies rapidly increasing and unaddressed in sub-Saharan Africa
UNC-led team offers clinical, research agenda
Located in News / 2012 / April
UNC professor Myron Cohen wins top award from Clinical Research Forum for HIV prevention study
Cohen’s study, HIV Prevention Trials Network 052, showed that treating people with HIV with antiretroviral therapy renders them virtually non-contagious, reducing sexual transmission by 96 percent.
Located in News / 2012 / April
Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies
New research finds that early weaning – stopping breastfeeding before six months – is of little, if any, protective value against HIV transmission nor is it safe for infant survival.
Located in News / 2012 / April
HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows
A team of researchers led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has demonstrated that latency develops soon after infection and slows when antiretroviral therapy is given.
Located in News / 2012 / May