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New compromised host infectious disease service at UNC Hospitals

With two new faculty hires, the new service provides specialized care to immunocompromised patients with unusual infections that require special expertise.

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New HIV Call Center Will Link Patients to Life-saving Care

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.

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Researchers identify key player in the genesis of human intestinal immunity

Researchers identify key player in the genesis of human intestinal immunity

Better treatments for people suffering from compromised intestinal immunity may emerge from a small-animal model of human intestinal immune development.

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Innate immune system can kill HIV when a viral gene is deactivated

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

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Dr. Bill Rutala delivers 2012 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Lectureship at ID Week

Dr. Bill Rutala delivers 2012 Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America Lectureship at ID Week

The SHEA Lectureship award is given annually to recognize the career contributions of a senior investigator in healthcare epidemiology and infection prevention and control.

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UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

UNC-led consortium awarded $4 million to train next generation of global health researchers

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is leading a consortium that will help cultivate the next generation of global health clinicians and scientists, offering a 10-month training fellowship at one of 17 sites in 13 countries in Asia, Africa, and South America.

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Rahangdale receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Rahangdale receives James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award

Lisa Rahangdale, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Director, NC Women’s Hospital Dysplasia Clinic, has received the school’s prestigious James W. Woods Junior Faculty Award.

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Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

Immune cells in the gut may improve control of HIV growth

A new study may help clarify why some people infected with HIV are better able to control the virus. It may also pinpoint a target for treatment during early HIV infection aimed at increasing the supply of certain immune cells in the gut.

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HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows

Early treatment with antiretroviral therapy reduced the production of latently infected T-cells, a barrier to curing infection

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Rutala receives Harriet Hylton Barr Distinguished Alumni Award

William A. Rutala, PhD, MPH, was honored by the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health with this prestigious award for alumni at a ceremony preceding the annual Fred T. Foard Jr. Memorial Lecture on April 17.

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Longer breastfeeding along with antiretroviral drugs could lower HIV transmission to babies

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.

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Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, UNC study shows

Drug helps purge hidden HIV virus, UNC study shows

CHAPEL HILL -- A team of researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have successfully flushed latent HIV infection from hiding, with a drug used to treat certain types of lymphoma.

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