Recent News

Lavender Magazine : HIV: A Call To Action

May 15, 2014

Significant progress has been made in the treatment of the HIV, yet the disease is not going away. The Twin Cities has a rich and engaged clinical research community studying HIV/AIDS but to find a cure we need you to be apart of the cure.

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Star Tribune : Minnesota's new HIV cases fell in 2013

April 30, 2014

Fewer Minnesotans are dying as a result of HIV/AIDS, yet new research is needed to fuel new treatment options and more effective medication.

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MN Daily : HIV research may improve treatment

February 10, 2014

The Minnesota Daily recently highlighted new research from University of Minnesota that shows why learning the "how" and "why" behind current medication shortcomings will be key to making advancements in the fight against HIV and AIDS.

U of M research shows persistent HIV replication is associated with lower drug concentrations in lymphatic tissue

January 27, 2014

Drugs used to treat HIV penetrate poorly into lymphatic tissues where most HIV replication takes place and there is persistent low-level virus replication in these tissues according to research from the University of Minnesota and University of Nebraska Medical Center.

U of M researchers land $5.7M grant to employ a new approach in the fight against HIV

September 10, 2013

Researchers from the University of Minnesota's Program in HIV Medicine have been awarded a $5.7 million grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for new clinical trials that will test an FDA-approved drug with anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory properties. The goal: to reverse the inflammatory damage caused by HIV replication in lymphatic tissues in an attempt to restore the population of immune cells (CD4 cells) that are essential for normal immune responses.