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2/20/2015

Research Round-up: Advances in Adolescent Health
NICHD studies adolescence with the goal of putting teens on the road to healthy adulthood.

2/5/2015

Research Network Helps HIV-Infected Youth
The Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions fights the spread of HIV with research on treatment and prevention in adolescents and young adults in the United States.

1/27/2015

Estudio reafirma seguridad de medicamentos contra el VIH durante el embarazo
Los medicamentos antirretrovirales que se usan para controlar el VIH son un éxito rotundo en la prevención del contagio del virus de madre a hijo. Estos medicamentos no sólo son esenciales para mantener la salud de una mujer embarazada que tenga el VIH, sino que también casi han eliminado la transmisión del VIH de madre a hijo. En los Estados Unidos, la probabilidad de que la madre transmita el virus a su hijo es ahora menos del uno por ciento.

1/27/2015

Study Reaffirms Safety of Anti-HIV Drugs During Pregnancy
The antiretroviral drugs used to keep HIV at bay are an unqualified success at preventing the spread of the virus from mother to child. The drugs are not only essential for maintaining the health of a pregnant woman with HIV, they have also nearly eliminated the transmission of HIV to her baby. Among U.S. women, the likelihood of a mother passing the virus on to her child is now less than 1%.

12/23/2014

NICHD Recognizes Successes in HIV/AIDS Research and Focuses on Continued Challenges and Opportunities
The NICHD’s Maternal and Pediatric Infectious Disease Branch is building on its successes in HIV/AIDS research with a greater commitment to research on HIV-associated co-infections and other infectious diseases. We talk with the new Branch chief about the Branch’s successes in HIV/AIDS research and its expanded research mission.

11/18/2014

NIH-sponsored study identifies superior drug regimen for preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission
For HIV-infected women in good immune health, taking a three-drug regimen during pregnancy prevents mother-to-child HIV transmission more effectively than taking one drug during pregnancy, another during labor and two more after giving birth, an international clinical trial has found.

7/28/2014

NICHD Helps Build Research Capacity in Africa
In an effort to strengthen research in sub-Saharan Africa, the NICHD supported the training of researchers and administrators from 32 African countries on aspects of good grantsmanship. The materials from the training—tutorials, videos, and slides—are now online.

7/11/2014

"Mississippi Baby" Now Has Detectable HIV, Researchers Find
The child known as the “Mississippi baby”—an infant seemingly cured of HIV that was reported as a case study of a prolonged remission of HIV infection in The New England Journal of Medicine last fall—now has detectable levels of HIV after more than two years of not taking antiretroviral therapy without evidence of virus, according to the pediatric HIV specialist and researchers involved in the case.

5/8/2014

Podcast on Women’s Health: Where We’ve Been, Where We’re Going
Drs. Alan Guttmacher and Janine Clayton discuss past advances in women’s health research and possible future directions.

2/24/2014

Un estudio de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud (NIH) revela que los jóvenes nacidos con VIH pueden tener un mayor riesgo de enfermedad cardíaca
Casi la mitad de los adolescentes que han tenido VIH desde su nacimiento puede estar en mayor riesgo de enfermedades cardiovasculares, incluyendo ataques al corazón y derrames cerebrales más adelante en sus vidas, según un estudio de la red de los Institutos Nacionales de la Salud.

2/24/2014

Youth born with HIV may have higher heart disease risk, NIH network study shows
Nearly half of adolescents who have had HIV since birth may be at increased risk for cardiovascular disease — including heart attack and stroke — later in life, according to a National Institutes of Health network study.

2/18/2014

The NICHD Continues the Fight to Eliminate Prenatal and Infant Infections
In February 1994, a study showed that an anti-HIV drug could reduce the transmission of HIV from mothers to their newborn infants. Twenty years later, the NICHD continues its research efforts to find even more effective ways to prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV and other infections.

1/23/2014

NIH research network finds many youth have high levels of HIV
More than 30 percent of young males who had sex with other males and who were subsequently enrolled in a government treatment and research network were found to have high levels of HIV, reported researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions.

1/23/2014

Una investigación de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud (NIH) revela que muchos jóvenes tienen altos niveles de VIH
Más del 30 por ciento de los hombres jóvenes que tuvieron relaciones sexuales con otros hombres y que posteriormente se inscribieron en una red de tratamiento e investigación del gobierno tenían altos niveles de VIH, informaron los investigadores de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud y otras instituciones.

11/29/2013

World AIDS Day 2013: Focus on Adolescents and Young Adults
The NICHD joins the world community in celebrating the accomplishments to date in reducing and eliminating HIV/AIDS worldwide, with a focus on efforts related to enabling a new AIDS-free generation of teens and young adults.

11/12/2013

Picture This: NICHD Support for Neuroscience Research
This week, thousands of neuroscientists from around the world—many of them supported by the NICHD and other NIH Institutes and Centers—are gathering at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience. This Spotlight highlights the diverse areas of neuroscience research that the NICHD supports.

8/29/2013

Aumento del riesgo de déficits neurológicos y cognitivos en jóvenes con VIH
Más del 65 por ciento de los jóvenes infectados con VIH sufrían un deterioro leve a moderado de las habilidades de motricidad fina, la memoria y otras habilidades cognitivas, aunque no lo suficiente como para afectar el funcionamiento cotidiano de la mayor parte de ellos, de acuerdo con el estudio de la red de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud.

8/29/2013

Increased risk of neurological, cognitive deficits in youth with HIV
More than 65 percent of HIV-infected youth had mild to moderate impairments in fine-motor skills, memory, and other cognitive skills, although not enough to affect day-to-day functioning for most, according to a National Institutes of Health network study.

8/16/2013

Anti-HIV drugs may protect against puberty delays in HIV-infected children
For children who have been HIV-infected since birth, current anti-HIV drug regimens may protect against the delays in puberty that had been seen in HIV-infected children taking older regimens, according to researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health.

8/16/2013

Los fármacos anti-VIH podrían proteger a los niños infectados con VIH de la pubertad tardía
En los casos de niños infectados por el VIH desde su nacimiento, los tratamientos de fármacos contra el VIH que se utilizan hoy en día pueden proteger contra la pubertad tardía que se había presentado en los niños infectados por el VIH sometidos a los tratamientos médicos más antiguos, de acuerdo con los investigadores financiados por los Institutos Nacionales de Salud.
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