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CROI 2018: No HIV evolution in plasma or lymph nodes on suppressive ART and no impact from further intensification

Two studies with implications for cure research were included in the CROI 2018 press conference on Sunday (March 4), with full presentations on Tuesday (March 6). Both support the idea…

CROI 2018: Experimental antibody plus TLR7 agonist maintains viral suppression in monkeys

Treatment with a broadly neutralising antibody plus an immune-stimulating drug led to long-term viral remission after interrupting antiretroviral therapy in a monkey study, according to data presented at the 25th…

HIV begins to yield secrets of how it hides in cells

Understanding ‘latency’ is a step toward more effective therapies UC San Francisco scientists have uncovered new mechanisms by which HIV hides in infected cells, resting in a latent state that…

HIV – probing for a pathway to a cure

Clinical trial suggests HIV can’t replicate in people on antiretrovirals in what is a key finding for efforts to develop a cure Read the full article here.

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 23 February 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The fourth issue of HTB for 2018 is now out. It features highlights from the preliminary programme of…

amfAR renews investment in bioengineering approaches to curing HIV

NEW YORK, Feb. 15, 2018 --- amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, today announced a pair of research grants that renew its support for innovative approaches to HIV cure research.…

Study of gene-edited T cells for viral eradication of HIV

Case Western Reserve and Sangamo Therapeutics announce $11 million NIH grant for study of gene-edited T cells for viral eradication of HIV CLEVELAND and RICHMOND, Calif., Feb. 7, 2018 --…

What does an HIV cure mean to you?

Squaring what’s medically possible with public expectations In a large survey conducted among people living with HIV in the United States* we asked the question: “What Does a ‘Cure for…

Chemically modified drug shows promise for HIV treatment, elimination

In a significant breakthrough that could hasten an eventual HIV cure, a research team at UNMC has changed the chemical structure of an existing antiviral drug to facilitate it in…

Recruiting natural killer cells to target HIV persistence

An important goal in HIV cure research is the identification of immune responses that might be induced or enhanced to promote clearance of virus-infected cells. The main focus of this…