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Vorinostat Renders Dormant HIV Infection Vulnerable to Clearance

The ability for HIV to hide in the body in a dormant state makes curing the 40 million people living with the virus a challenge. Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown the drug Vorinostat … Read More

Ebola Detected in Semen of Survivors Two Years after Infection

Ebola virus RNA can persist in the semen of survivors more than two years after the onset of infection researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have found. The research team, which included investigators from Ohio-based Clinical … Read More

Co-Infection with Two Common Gut Pathogens Worsens Malnutrition in Mice

Two gut pathogens commonly found in malnourished children combine to worsen malnutrition and impair growth in laboratory mice, according to new research published in PLOS Pathogens. Malnourished children often face infection with pathogenic microbes that colonize the intestines. These infections … Read More

Study Proves Injection to Prevent HIV is Well-Tolerated

Monthly Injections Could Replace Daily Pills for People with HIV

Eron Named Vice Chair of Largest NIH HIV Research Network

UNC Professor of Medicine Joseph Eron, MD, has been elected vice chair of the AIDS Clinical Trials Group (ACTG). Established by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1987, the ACTG is the largest network of research sites in the … Read More

NIH Renews UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has renewed funding for the UJMT Fogarty Global Health Fellows Program. This five-year grant (2017-2022) supports mentored training at 16 affiliated sites in low- and middle-income countries. All are affiliated with at least one … Read More

Op-Ed: How the Trump Administration Is Reversing Progress on HIV Treatment

Video: ABC 11 Highlights UNC Project-Malawi

Mending Hearts in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, strep throat can escalate, causing life-threatening damage to the heart. The country’s lack of cardiac surgeons makes this diagnosis even more dire. A team from UNC’s Division of Cardiology traveled to León this winter to perform a life-saving procedure. Read More