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Indian drugmakers scramble to prevent shortages of HIV/AIDS meds

Some Indian companies that had put off production of HIV/AIDS meds while they waited for the government to sign contracts are now having to seriously ramp up because of shortages of some meds, Reuters reports.

HIV spikes reveal clues for vaccine development

New technology has allowed researchers to view HIV proteins in action, zooming in on so-called spikes that help the virus bind to cells it infects. The research puts scientists one step closer to a vaccine that could effectively prevent transmission of HIV and halt the spread of AIDS, an international epidemic.

Monkey study reveals clues for HIV eradication

A new sheds light on three different factors that may have contributed to ridding HIV from the "Berlin patient."

A missile, a plane crash and a profound loss to AIDS research

Unfortunately, the biggest news coming out of the 20th International AIDS Conference involves the researchers who were killed on their way there.

Zyomyx snags $7.5M from WHO's UNITAID to fund HIV/AIDS test in emerging markets

California diagnostic maker Zyomyx pulled in $7.5 million from World Health Organization-hosted UNITAID to support commercialization of its MyT4 point-of-care CD4 test for HIV/AIDS in the developing world.

NIH leaders view HIV vaccine as essential to ending AIDS pandemic

While antiretroviral therapies and preventive measures have helped lessen the impact of HIV, leaders at the National Institutes of Health think a safe, moderately effective vaccine is still needed.

A California nonprofit is crowdfunding its tech-enabled HIV vaccine project

In the 25 years since the first World AIDS Day, patient outcomes have improved significantly, but the long-sought-after vaccine remains elusive. As the world commemorated the event this week, two very different projects outlined their plans to combat the virus.

Key HIV protein structure revealed

Scientists have unraveled one of the mysteries of HIV--they've mapped out the structure of an envelope protein within the virus, long known as an extremely difficult target.

New obstacle found in search for HIV/AIDS cure

A cure for HIV/AIDS may not be as close as scientists believed, according to a new study by Johns Hopkins researchers. In a report published Oct. 24 in the journal Cell, investigators found a new obstacle that could hinder current efforts to find a cure for the immune-compromising disease.

Drug-releasing intravaginal ring could help women control HIV prevention

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed an intravaginal ring that releases an antiretroviral drug over a long period of time, a replacement for such regimens as daily pills or vaginal gels that have low levels of compliance.