After being infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) in a laboratory study, rhesus macaques that had more of a certain type of immune cell in their gut than others had much lower levels of the virus in their blood, and for six months after infection were better able to control the virus.
May 01, 2012
Warner Greene, MD, PhD, a UCSF professor of medicine who directs virology and immunology research at the Gladstone Institutes, has been inducted as president of the Association of American Physicians.
April 26, 2012
In a groundbreaking study published last year, scientists reported that effective treatment with HIV medications not only restores health and prolongs life in many HIV-infected patients, but also curtails transmission to sexual partners up to ninety-seven percent.
April 18, 2012
Time magazine has named Gladstone and UCSF scientist Robert Grant, MD, MPH, to the 2012 TIME 100, the magazine’s annual list of the world’s 100 most influential people.
March 23, 2012
Physical violence, sexual abuse and other forms of childhood and adult trauma are major factors fueling the epidemic of HIV/AIDS among American women, who account for at least 27 percent of new U.S. cases.
March 14, 2012
President Barack Obama appointed UCSF AIDS expert Grant Colfax, MD, as the director of the Office of National AIDS Policy.
February 29, 2012
A drug once taken by people with HIV/AIDS, but long ago shelved after newer, modern antiretroviral therapies became available, has now shed light on how the human body uses its natural immunity to fight the virus — work that could help uncover new targets for drugs.
February 10, 2012
Tenofovir, one of the most effective and commonly prescribed antiretroviral medications for HIV/AIDS, is associated with a significant risk of kidney damage and chronic kidney disease that increases over time, according to a study of more than 10,000 patients led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center and UCSF.
December 21, 2011
In perhaps the most comprehensive survey of the inner workings of HIV, an international team of scientists led by researchers at UCSF has mapped every apparent physical interaction the virus makes with components of the human cells it infects — work that may reveal new ways to design future HIV/AIDS drugs.
December 14, 2011
Scientists at the Gladstone Institutes have discovered new protein fragments in semen that enhance the ability of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, to infect new cells—a discovery that one day could help curb the global spread of this deadly pathogen.