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Antiretroviral therapy, a breakthrough treatment for HIV infection, suppresses the levels of circulating HIV viral particles in the blood. When it works, cancer rates drop, according to a new study. Still, even when the therapy is successful, HIV-positive individuals retain elevated rates of cancer.

Antiretroviral therapy, a breakthrough treatment for HIV infection, suppresses the levels of circulating HIV viral particles in the blood. When it works, cancer rates drop, according to a new study. Still, even when the therapy is successful, HIV-positive individuals retain elevated rates of cancer.

A hitherto unheralded set of telltale enzymes may prove to be perfect targets for shooting down a gang of nasty bacterial pathogens collectively called S. aureus.

A hitherto unheralded set of telltale enzymes may prove to be perfect targets for shooting down a gang of nasty bacterial pathogens collectively called S. aureus.

The sex ratio of a social group can influence the risk of getting an infectious disease as much as, and sometimes more, than an individual's traits, a Rice University study finds.

The sex ratio of a social group can influence the risk of getting an infectious disease as much as, and sometimes more, than an individual's traits, a Rice University study finds.

Many healthy newborns are getting antibiotics they don’t need, potentially causing harmful changes in their gut bacteria, but new Stanford research suggests a solution.

Many healthy newborns are getting antibiotics they don’t need, potentially causing harmful changes in their gut bacteria, but new Stanford research suggests a solution.

A technique for growing sticky films of bacteria into elaborate microscopic images could reveal how potentially dangerous biofilms grow and transmit antibiotic resistance, and could lead to novel biomaterials or synthetic microbial communities.

A technique for growing sticky films of bacteria into elaborate microscopic images could reveal how potentially dangerous biofilms grow and transmit antibiotic resistance, and could lead to novel biomaterials or synthetic microbial communities.

The key to preventing dangerous Aspergillus fumigatus infections following lung transplant may be blocking iron, a new Stanford Medicine study has found.

The key to preventing dangerous Aspergillus fumigatus infections following lung transplant may be blocking iron, a new Stanford Medicine study has found.

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There are easy ways to test for HIV, and there are reliable ways, but easy and reliable? That's hard to come by — but perhaps not for long.

There are easy ways to test for HIV, and there are reliable ways, but easy and reliable? That's hard to come by — but perhaps not for long.

For years, infectious disease expert Jose Montoya, MD, has been frustrated by the mysteries of chronic fatigue syndrome (also known as myalgic encephalomyelitis) and the unexplainable …

Graduate student Christopher Tchakoute hopes to return to Cameroon to improve health care there. He's featured in this Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A.

Graduate student Christopher Tchakoute hopes to return to Cameroon to improve health care there. He's featured in this Stars of Stanford Medicine Q&A.

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