HIV

Protein which switches off HIV in cells found by Queensland researchers

Associate Professor David Harrich made the antiviral protein, known as the "Nullbasic", by mutating an existing HIV protein.

Once HIV-infected cells were treated with the protein, they stopped making virus particles.

Associate Professor Harrich, head of the HIV molecular virology laboratory at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, said the results exceeded his expectations."The protein didn't just inhibit the virus' ability to produce virus particles and spread to other cells, it shut it down completely," he said.

New dating Apps for HIV- people

The leaks, which were both repaired as of Monday, are believed to have left the personal information of Hzone and iFit users vulnerable since at least late November and last week, respectively, according to the cybersecurity blog DataBreaches.net, which first reported them.

Those with HIV ‘can lead happy and healthy lives’

Kevin Miles, the Head of Grants for the Oil Search Foundation and a HIV expert with 25 years’ experience in the field of HIV, shared his personal and intimate account of caring for patients and loved ones with HIV in the early days of the epidemic.

“If we are to unite in the response to HIV, we have to share our stories, acknowledge our differences and decide how we will respond as individuals and as a community,” he said.

He recounted the enormous change he witnessed when anti-retroviral treatment became available and HIV was suddenly no longer a death sentence.

Rearing children in cyber age a challenge: Polye

Mr Polye made the remark when delivering a speech to mark the World AIDs Day at the Sir John Guise Indoor complex in Port Moresby.

He said he is the father of seven kids of whom three are teenagers.

“With them growing up in a modern society where almost everyone is having access to the internet is a challenge for me.

“They can fall into the temptation of being lured by those living with the virus,” he said.

Keys to HIV/AIDS: skills development, jobs, good governance

“Poverty and lack of quality education lead to sexual risk. Skills development, employment creation and good governance can help fight HIV/AIDS,” said Mr Polye when delivering a closing speech to mark the World AIDS Day at the Sir John Guise Indoor complex in the capital city.

He said as a leader of a remote district in the country, the World AIDS Day provided a forum to debate about the epidemic to extract better policies and laws to combat HIV/AIDs.

“We all have to be committed in addressing the issue and show love and care to those living with the virus.

Ex-Iowa State scientist gets prison for faking HIV research

He received more than 4 ½ years in prison for making false statements in research reports.

Dong-Pyou Han, 58, also must pay $7.2 million to a federal government agency that funded the research. He entered a plea agreement in February admitting guilt to two counts of making false statements.

Government prosecutors said Han's misconduct dates to 2008 when he worked at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland under professor Michael Cho, who was leading a team testing an experimental HIV vaccine on rabbits.