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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…

Progress toward an HIV cure highlighted in annual special issue of AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses

New Rochelle, NY, January 25, 2018—Researchers have shown that despite effective combined antiretroviral therapy (cART), HIV can hide in the spleen of patients with no detectable HIV in their blood.…

American Gene Technologies announces progress toward Phase I clinical trial of AGT103-T for HIV functional cure

Completes process development for the AGT103-T automated cell manufacturing protocol ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 25, 2018 -- American Gene Technologies International Inc. (AGT), a leading gene and cell therapy company, today…

January 2018 issue of Journal of Virus Eradication now online

The January issue of the Journal includes reports from the First EPIICAL General Assembly meeting (Rome, Italy), the HTLV-1 symposium at the 2017 Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference (Canberra, Australia),…

Researchers find latent HIV reservoirs inherently resistant to elimination by CD8+ T-cells

The study performed at the George Washington University presents a possible obstacle in finding a cure for HIV WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2018) -- The latest "kick-and-kill" research to eliminate the…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 22 January 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The publication started 2018 with a new look: Faster, shorter, more frequent – yet just as cutting edge……

Cancer gene therapy strategy suppresses HIV in lab study

The first FDA-approved gene therapy treatment for cancer patients has shown promise in suppressing HIV infection long term in lab monkeys, according to a study partially funded by amfAR. Researchers…

Timothy Ray Brown, cured of HIV, rallies public to support research funding

New Rochelle, NY, January 17, 2018—In the 10th anniversary year since a bone marrow stem cell transplant cured Timothy Ray Brown of his HIV infection, despite disappointment over decreasing public…

HIV i-Base: HIV Treatment Bulletin, 5 January 2018

HIV Treatment Bulletin (HTB) is a community publication produced by HIV i-Base. The publication starts 2018 with a new look: Shorter… faster… more often… More information here. The online version…

NIH study supports use of short-term HIV treatment interruption in clinical trials

Findings may aid design of trials to assess strategies to control HIV without drugs. A short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to…