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Using anti-cancer immunotherapy to fight HIV

CRCHUM researchers are exploring a potential therapeutic approach Researchers at the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM) have shown that immunotherapy treatments against cancer could reduce the amount of…

Diversity in the CD4 receptor protects chimpanzees from infection by AIDS-like viruses

Penn study of the chimpanzee precursor of HIV-1 could lead to a better AIDS vaccine PHILADELPHIA - Beatrice H. Hahn, MD, a professor of Medicine and Microbiology in the Perelman…

HIV-1 protein suppresses immune response more broadly than thought

Scientists have revealed how a protein produced by HIV-1 plays a broader role in suppressing the immune system's response to infection than previously thought. Their findings could help inform more…

Cutting-edge approach maps HIV’s escape routes

Atlas of immune-evading HIV mutations could inform design of new treatments, vaccines Using a cutting-edge approach, scientists at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center constructed an atlas of mutations HIV uses…

‘Left behind’: Drug companies and researchers have overlooked patients who don’t respond to HIV meds

To look at Nelson Vergel, you would never guess what he has been through. For 35 years, he has kept up a relentless fight against HIV, but his muscular physique…

Faulty immune receptor could be reason why many face HIV complications

For HIV patients, treatments that control the infection have come a long way. But many still struggle with a host of other disease-related complications such as neurocognitive disorders, cardiovascular issues,…

Unique immune cell likely drives chronic inflammation

For the first time, researchers have identified that an immune cell subset called gamma delta T cells that may be causing and/or perpetuating the systemic inflammation found in normal aging…

CD4 count recovery: French study reaffirms why it is important to test and treat HIV early

Seven-in-ten people with HIV taking combined antiretroviral therapy for the first time recover their CD4 cell count to above 500 cells/mm3, French researchers report in AIDS. Having a higher CD4…

Novel mechanism of immune activation in HIV-exposed, seronegative people who inject drugs

PHILADELPHIA — (Nov. 13, 2018) — According to new research from The Wistar Institute, the S100A14 protein is expressed at higher levels in people who inject drugs and remain uninfected despite…

Prednisone cuts risk of dangerous immune-system rebound during HIV-TB treatment

Giving low-dose prednisone soon after initiation of HIV therapy to people who are both infected with tuberculosis and have very low CD4 counts can prevent their immune system from dangerously…

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