Study tracks patients to better understand effects and possible treatments

December 1 is World AIDS Day, a time to raise awareness about a disease that has afflicted 70 million people worldwide, 35 million of whom have died as a result.

Classified as: HIV, AIDS, Lesley Fellows, SIDA, Cognitive neuroscience, VIH, Journée mondiale du sida
Published on: 1 Dec 2016

McGill Newsroom

Reducing opportunistic infections such as TB in children with HIV could save both lives and money

Classified as: medicine, faculty of medicine, health, children, HIV, World Health Organization, sub-Saharan Africa, Marie-Renee B-Lajoie
Published on: 19 Jul 2016

By Tod Hoffman, Lady Davis Institute 

Research reveals that even a tiny mutation can allow the HIV virus to become resistant to therapies using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing platform

Classified as: Research, DNA, faculty of medicine, HIV, McGill News, CRISPR, gene-editing, Cell Reports, résistance, antiviral, Chen Liang
Published on: 8 Apr 2016

A Canadian research team at the IRCM in Montréal, led by molecular virologist Éric A. Cohen, PhD, made a significant discovery on how HIV escapes the body’s antiviral responses. The team uncovered how an HIV viral protein known as Vpu tricks the immune system by using its own regulatory process to evade the host’s first line of defence. This breakthrough was published yesterday in the scientific journal PLoS Pathogens and will be presented at the upcoming IAS 2015 conference in Vancouver. The findings pave the way for future HIV prevention or cure strategies.

Classified as: McGill, health, HIV, AIDS, immune system, IRCM, eric a. cohen, anti-viral drugs
Published on: 15 Jul 2015

Domestic violence takes many forms. The control of a woman’s reproductive choices by her partner is one of them. A major study published in PLOS One, led by McGill PhD student Lauren Maxwell, showed that women who are abused by their partner or ex-partner are much less likely to use contraception; this exposes them to sexually transmitted diseases and leads to more frequent unintended pregnancies and abortions. These findings could influence how physicians provide contraceptive counselling.

Classified as: Research, HIV, Condoms, abortion, contraception, domestic violence, intimate partner violence, IPV, Millenium Goals, violence
Published on: 31 Mar 2015

Here is a list of experts from McGill, the McGill University Health Centre (MUHC) and the Lady Davis Institute of the Jewish General Hospital available for comment on your stories for World AIDS Day:

Classified as: McGill University, muhc, Mark Wainberg, HIV, HIV infection, immunity, infection, World AIDS Day
Published on: 27 Nov 2014

November 27, 2012 - Clinician-scientists take a unique, integrated approach that is essential to advancing science and medicine. Problems encountered in the clinic inspire research and new findings from the labs are directly applied to patients’ needs. The integrated model is a hallmark of the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital – The Neuro, at McGill University and the MUHC and is now being replicated worldwide. Two clinician-scientists at The Neuro have been awarded grants today to further research on Parkinson’s disease and HIV/AIDS.

Classified as: neuroscience, Parkinson's, CIHR, funding, neurological disorders, HIV, Neuro, AIDS, Lesley Fellows, Neurology, Ted Fon
Published on: 5 Feb 2013