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Protein changes in the immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

Protein changes in the immune system determine ability to control HIV without drugs

A small number of people with HIV have the ability to control the infection without therapy. They don’t develop clinical disease, are less likely to transmit HIV to others and the number of key infection fighting cells in their immune system remains stable.

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Two UNC School of Medicine faculty members appointed to HIV/AIDS advisory positions

Two UNC School of Medicine faculty members appointed to HIV/AIDS advisory positions

Myron Cohen, MD, and Ron Swanstrom, PhD , were recently appointed to prestigious HIV/AIDS advisory council positions. Dr. Cohen will sit on the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases’ (NIAID) AIDS Research Advisory Committee and Swanstrom will take a position on the Office of AIDS Research Advisory Council (OARAC) under the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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UNC awarded NIH grant as part of nationwide effort to seek, test and treat inmates with HIV

UNC awarded NIH grant as part of nationwide effort to seek, test and treat inmates with HIV

Investigators at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill comprise one of 12 scientific teams in more than a dozen states which will receive National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants to study effective ways to prevent and treat HIV/AIDS among people in the criminal justice system.

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HIV 101 provides comprehensive primer for new School of Medicine staff

HIV 101 provides comprehensive primer for new School of Medicine staff

The HIV and Clinical Trials 101 lecture series, which took place August 23-31, targets new research and clinical staff in the Division of Infectious Diseases and is an update on current practices related to HIV/AIDS.

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Dr. David Margolis using cancer drug to force HIV virus from cells - article in Bloomberg News

Dr. David Margolis using cancer drug to force HIV virus from cells - article in Bloomberg News

September 2, 2010 -- David Margolis, MD, professor of medicine, was interviewed by Simeon Bennett of Bloomberg Buisnessweek for his rearch using a cancer drug to kill HIV virus that lurks in patients receiving antiretroviral therapy. The story appears on the Bloomberg News website. A slightly different version appears in the print edition of Businessweek.

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Government urges universal flu vaccinations

Government urges universal flu vaccinations

The flu kills more than 35,000 people in the United States in an average year—and most of those deaths could be prevented with a simple vaccine. After last year’s H1N1 outbreak, the government says everyone over the age of 6 months needs a flu shot this year.

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Study shows AIDS virus different in semen versus blood

Study shows AIDS virus different in semen versus blood

August 19, 2010 – The virus that causes AIDS may undergo changes in the genital tract that make HIV-1 in semen different than what it is in the blood, according to a study led by researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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IGHID director responds to ground-breaking HIV prevention study

IGHID director responds to ground-breaking HIV prevention study

Myron Cohen, MD, addresses a satellite session on the implications of an important microbicides trial at the International AIDS Society conference

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International AIDS conference features UNC work

International AIDS conference features UNC work

New results and next steps are the focus of the year’s most important HIV/AIDS research gathering. UNC researchers present findings on antiretroviral drugs, prevention approaches and community interventions.

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