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Brain Cells Can Harbor and Spread HIV Virus to the Body

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Researchers funded by NIMH have found that astrocytes, a type of brain cell, can harbor HIV and then spread the virus to immune cells that traffic out of the brain and into other organs.

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Novel Method Identifies Patients at Risk for HIV Who May Benefit From Prevention Strategies

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Researchers have demonstrated the effectiveness of using algorithms that analyze electronic health records (EHRs) to help physicians identify patients at risk for HIV who may benefit from preexposure prophylaxis (PrEP), which significantly reduces the risk of getting HIV.

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Potential Source of HIV Persistence Confirmed

Science Update

Scientists have shown that a class of immune cells not thought to be a primary reservoir for HIV can harbor the virus even following antiretroviral treatment (ART).

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Biomarker Tracks Accelerated HIV-Associated Aging

Science Update

By measuring a molecular signature of aging, researchers have found that HIV infection accelerates aging, adding an average of five years to someone’s biological age.

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Experimental Combination Surprises with Anti-HIV Effectiveness

Science Update

A compound developed by NIH-supported scientists to protect the nervous system from HIV surprised researchers by augmenting the effectiveness of an investigational antiretroviral drug beyond anything expected.

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HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients’ Brains

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HIV can replicate independently and early in the illness process, genetically evolving differently than in the periphery.

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