“We wanted to answer the question ‘How does HIV bounce back when treatment is stopped?'" said Dr. Florian Hladik.
Wound-repair capabilities preserve tissue integrity during early infection and might prevent inflammation that underlies immune exhaustion.
The finding could inform test interventions to reduce or eradicate certain bacteria that appear to increase women’s HIV susceptibility.
UW research improves awareness of determinants of HIV infection, and might spur new approaches to prevention.
The numbers of new diagnoses are at their lowest level in decades.
A new grant from the National Institutes of Health will allow researchers led by the University of Washington to determine whether hormonal contraceptives increase women's risk of acquiring HIV.
Nuttada Panpradist, a Ph.D.
Researchers have found that breastfeeding mothers taking the antiretroviral drugs tenofovir and emtricitabine have a low risk of side effects.