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What Mitochondrial Cristae Are Telling Us About HIV-associated Neurological Disorder

What Mitochondrial Cristae Are Telling Us About HIV-associated Neurological Disorder
- Mitochondria are small intracellular organelles with a diameter about the size of a few microns. They serve crucial functions for cells such as the production of energy in the form of ATP and control levels of intracellular Ca2+. Muscle cells and neurons are particularly dependent on mitochondria integrity ...

Trump pulls Pakistan aid with a tweet, WHO's typhoid breakthrough, and Egypt's mega-dam ...

Trump pulls Pakistan aid with a tweet, WHO's typhoid breakthrough, and Egypt's mega-dam ...
- As 2017 drew to a close, Trump dismissed those members of a federal advisory council on HIV and AIDS who had not already resigned in protest of his policies. While it is not unusual for a president to replace a previous administration's advisory council members, some of those who were let go ...

Popular contraceptive shot may raise risk of HIV infection

Popular contraceptive shot may raise risk of HIV infection
- Transitioning away from a popular contraceptive shot known as DMPA could help protect women in Sub-Saharan Africa and other high-risk regions from becoming infected with HIV, according to a research review published in the Endocrine Society's journal Endocrine Reviews. The predominant ...

Methamphetamine increases HIV infectivity in neural progenitor cells

Methamphetamine increases HIV infectivity in neural progenitor cells
HIV-1 infection and methamphetamine (METH) abuse frequently occur simultaneously and may have synergistic pathological effects. Although HIV-positive/active METH users have been shown to have higher HIV viral loads and experience more severe neurological complications than non-users, the ...

Survey to study HIV prevalence in transgender women

Survey to study HIV prevalence in transgender women
- The human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) says it will conduct the first South African integrated biological and behavioural survey looking at HIV prevalence in South African transgender women. The study will be conducted in Cape Town, Johannesburg and the Buffalo City Metro in the Eastern ...

Cure for HIV? Scientists discover clues to AIDS resistance in genome of West African monkey ...

Cure for HIV? Scientists discover clues to AIDS resistance in genome of West African monkey ...
- According to scientists at the Yerkes National Primate Research Center, sooty mangabeys are able to handle infection by SIV, a relative of HIV, and avoid developing AIDS-like disease. After sequencing the sooty mangabey genome and comparing with the genome of humans and other apes, scientists ...

Popular contraceptive drug may significantly increase HIV risk: Study

Popular contraceptive drug may significantly increase HIV risk: Study
- Human studies suggest DMPA use may raise the risk of HIV infection by 40 per cent. Other forms of contraceptive shots do not show the same correlation with HIV infection, researchers said. They reviewed the underlying biological mechanisms that could contribute to increased risk of HIV infection for ...

Gay HIV-positive Democrat elected as leader of New York City council

Gay HIV-positive Democrat elected as leader of New York City council
- The new Speaker Johnson previously made history as the only openly HIV-positive politician in the State of New York, and has also pioneered LGBT rights. Mr Johnson made national headlines as a teenager in 2000 when, as captain of his high school football team at Masconomet Regional High ...

Trump ditches Obama's LGBT global agenda by replacing gay ambassador with family man: report

Trump ditches Obama's LGBT global agenda by replacing gay ambassador with family man: report
- The document points out how the Obama administration, in conjunction with the entire State Department, sought to use trade policy and other measures to strong-arm other countries into accepting the importation of LGBT ideology. The Obama-led efforts shocked developing nations, particularly in Africa ...

Safe sex is the best sex

Safe sex is the best sex
- Because people with AIDS like Magic Johnson are living longer, I personally believe the community has become lax regarding the importance of HIV prevention. HIV, Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is the virus that causes AIDS. The virus attacks the cells that fight off infections and causes individuals to .

Exposure to Drugs & Violence in Adolescence May Increase Risk for HIV in Adulthood

Exposure to Drugs & Violence in Adolescence May Increase Risk for HIV in Adulthood
- Researchers discovered young adults exposed to these risk factors also engaged in the type of sexual behavior that could increase the chance of contracting an HIV infection more frequently — significant differences occurred depending on whether or not respondents reported a greater or lesser degree ..

SOS children's villages commemorates World Aids Day

SOS children's villages commemorates World Aids Day
- The day, she added, was dedicated to raising awareness on the effects of the aids pandemic caused by the HIV infection, mourning those who have died from the attack of the disease, and reflect on the plight of orphans due to AIDS and harnessing mechanisms to support their well-being. According to ..

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