More than 35 million people worldwide are currently living with HIV. Though mortality rates have declined dramatically in recent years, new infections continue and are even increasing in some populations. Feinberg scientists are pursuing ways to understand, treat and prevent HIV and AIDS through innovative and multidisciplinary projects that encompass pathology, clinical practice and public health.
A five-year, $3.3 million grant will help Northwestern Medicine scientists develop and expand a software tool that will simplify and streamline social network data collection related to HIV transmission.
Scientists have created a glowing map of the very first cells to be infected with an HIV-like virus, pinpointing the vulnerable points where HIV may enter the female reproductive tract.
HIV still replicates in lymphoid tissue, even when it is undetectable in the blood of patients on antiretroviral drugs, according to new Northwestern Medicine research.
Northwestern researchers collaborate across fields and disciplines to use every means possible to fight HIV/AIDS.
The Third Coast Center for AIDS Research, a partnership between Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, the Chicago Department of Public Health and several community organizations, integrates multiple disciplines of research to help slow and stop HIV.
Young men who have sex with men have the highest risk for HIV infection, but only one in five has ever been tested for HIV, a much lower rate than testing for non-adolescents, according to a new study.
Northwestern Medicine scientists will lead an interdisciplinary project funded by the National Institutes of Health to invent, develop and test an implantable drug delivery system to protect high-risk individuals from HIV infection.