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News Releases and Statements for 1998

December 1998

Dec. 16, 1998
Study Offers Hope for Immune Reconstitution After HIV Infection

Dec. 4, 1998
Maternal Tissue Typing Could Improve Selection of Kidney Transplant Donors

November 1998

Nov. 15, 1998
Treatment with IL-2 Plus HAART Markedly Reduces HIV in Immune System "Hiding Places"

Nov. 10, 1998
Dr. Albert Kapikian Receives CVI Pasteur Award

Nov. 5, 1998
Genetic Code of Chromosome of Malaria Parasite Deciphered

October 1998

Oct. 28, 1998
Study Finds Less Intensive Treatments May Not Maintain HIV Suppression

Oct. 22, 1998
Innovative Database Developed for the Study of Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Oct. 22, 1998
Scientists Sequence Chlamydia trachomatis Genome

September 1998

Sep. 28, 1998
Study Shows Efavirenz Promising in Treating Pediatric HIV Infection: Leads to Approval of New Drug for Treating HIV-Infected Children

Sep. 23, 1998
NIAID Scientists Discover HIV Disease-Slowing Mutation

Sep. 22, 1998
Some CFS Patients Benefit from Low-Dose Steroid, But Side Effects Too Risky

Sep. 21, 1998
NIAID and NIEHS Recruit for National Cooperative Inner-City Study to Reduce Asthma Severity in Children

Sep. 9, 1998
Results of Simplified Screening for Chlamydia in Female Military Recruits Suggest Testing for All Sexually Active Young Women

Sep. 1, 1998
NIAID Announces Funding for 12 Centers for AIDS Research

August 1998

Aug. 18, 1998
NIAID Collaborates with VaxGen on Vaccine Studies

Aug. 17, 1998
Scientists Discover How Influenza Virus Becomes More Deadly

Aug. 3, 1998
DNA Vaccine 100 Percent Effective Against Rabies in Monkeys

July 1998

Jul. 28, 1998
Dr. Peggy Johnston Rejoins NIAID to Lead AIDS Vaccine R&D Effort

Jul. 20, 1998
Pool of Latently Infected, "Resting" Cells Established Early in HIV Infection

Jul. 16, 1998
Syphilis Genome Sequence Offers Clues to Better Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

Jul. 6, 1998
The Perils of Discontinuing Therapy: Without HAART, Cytokines Stimulate HIV From Latently Infected Cells

Jul. 3, 1998
Mass Treatment for Curable STDs has Mixed Results, Study Finds: Some STD Rates Fall, but HIV Incidence Remains Unchanged

Jul. 1, 1998
Scientists Make Progress Toward Gene Therapy for HIV Infection

June 1998

Jun. 30, 1998
Fauci to Present New Insights into HIV Latency at 12th World AIDS Conference

Jun. 18, 1998
Relapsing Fever Spirochete Switches Surface Proteins When it Changes Hosts

Jun. 17, 1998
Crystal Structure of Key HIV Protein Reveals New Prevention, Treatment Targets

Jun. 4, 1998
Scientists Identify Molecular Target for Tuberculosis Drug Treatment

Jun. 1, 1998
Interleukin-12 Helps Control Mycobacterium avium Infection

May 1998

May 26, 1998
Scientists Say Latently Infected Cells May Stoke the Fire of HIV Replication

May 13, 1998
Communities Honor HIV/AIDS Vaccine Volunteers

May 13, 1998
Nasal Spray Vaccine Prevents Both the Flu and Flu-Related Earaches

May 6, 1998
Cystic Fibrosis Gene Protects Against Typhoid Fever

April 1998

Apr. 27, 1998
First Human Trial Shows that an Edible Vaccine is Feasible

February 1998

Feb. 25, 1998
HHS Secretary Names Four to NIAID Advisory Council

Feb. 19, 1998
Leftover Fetal Cells May Affect Development of Scleroderma

Feb. 17, 1998
U.S. Scientists Honored for Lifetime Contributions in Hepatitis Research

Feb. 17, 1998
Age-Based Screening is Cost-Effective Method to Control Chlamydial Infection

Feb. 11, 1998
Short-Course TB Prophylaxis Effective in HIV-Infected Individuals

Feb. 11, 1998
Sexually Active Younger Women are at Higher Risk for Infection with Human Papillomavirus

Feb. 4, 1998
NIAID Doctor Successfully Treats Longest Case of Malaria Infection on Record

Feb. 2, 1998
Fauci: New Findings Help Explain "Rebound" of HIV in Patients Who Discontinue Triple-Drug Therapy

January 1998

Jan. 29, 1998
Novel Concepts Put to the Test in Three New AIDS Vaccine Trials

Jan. 1, 1998
Enzyme Protects Virus from Environmental Hazards

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Last Updated December 16, 1998