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The road ahead for HIV cure research

Today, with better understanding of the complex task at hand, cure researchers are investigating multiple avenues and taking the long view. Read an article by Benjamin Ryan in POZ here.…

Trump quietly shuts down HIV cure research to appease the religious right

Scientists are speaking out against a directive by the Trump administration that has shut down research into a cure for HIV. A scientist who was supposed to supply mice that…

Eliminating the latent reservoir of HIV

A new study suggests that a genetic switch that causes latent HIV inside cells to begin to replicate can be manipulated to completely eradicate the virus from the human body.…

EHVA: European HIV advocates discuss about new clinical study aiming to evaluate experimental strategies for the control of HIV infection

On Thursday, 15th of November, the European AIDS Treatment Group hosted a meeting with members of HIV organisations from six European countries to discuss the launch of the study EHVA…

Patients with rare natural ability to suppress HIV shed light on potential functional cure

Findings suggest that patients can be in “HIV remission” despite a large number of infected T cells Researchers at Johns Hopkins have identified two patients with HIV whose immune cells…

Majority of HIV persistence during ART due to infected cell proliferation, not viral replication

Study confirms biological mechanism responsible for latent HIV reservoirs; suggests strategies for a functional HIV cure SEATTLE — Nov. 16, 2018 — A majority of the HIV-infected cells that persist…

Gammora does not cure HIV

An Israeli biotech company has issued a misleading press release which has encouraged some media outlets to falsely suggest that a new drug, Gammora, may be able to cure HIV.…

STEPS V: HIV CURE COMMUNITY WORKSHOP IN GLASGOW

STEPS, a community initiative to design the pathway to a long-term remission of HIV infection, has reached its 5th edition in Glasgow. This year the theme of the meeting that was held…

The Miami monkey cured with two antibodies

A ‘functional cure’ of HIV has been achieved in one monkey given gene therapy that induced it to make two broadly neutralising antibodies against the virus. Researcher José Martinez-Navio of…

Virus detectives test whole-body scans in search of HIV’s hiding places

To prevent the virus from rebounding after drug therapy, researchers must first map where it lurks in the body. Antiretroviral drugs have transformed HIV infection from a death sentence to…

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