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Cells infected by HIV defend themselves, research shows

T cells, important in the immune system, defend themselves when infected by HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Until now, it was considered that these cells were not aware of their infection…

People 60 or older gain fewer CD4s on ART through 48 months

People starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) at age 60 or older gained substantially fewer CD4 cells through 48 months than 20-to-29-year-olds, according to analysis of almost 160,000 people in Africa .…

Broadly neutralizing HIV antibodies pave the way for vaccine

A small number of people infected with HIV produce antibodies with an amazing effect: Not only are the antibodies directed against the own virus strain, but also against different sub-types…

Study explores potency of antibodies to combat HIV infection

Rutgers' New Jersey Medical School is selected as test site for novel study Rutgers' New Jersey Medical School's Clinical Research Center (NJMS-CRC) is participating as a clinical trial site in…

Scientists discover antibodies that target holes in HIV’s defenses

New findings could lead to new AIDS vaccine candidates LA JOLLA, CA – September 12, 2016 – A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that…

Training human antibodies to protect against HIV

During HIV infection, the virus mutates too rapidly for the immune system to combat, but some people produce antibodies that can recognize the virus even two years after infection. With…

New mouse model technology could speed the search for an AIDS vaccine

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a technology to quickly generate mouse models for testing and tweaking potential HIV vaccines. Such models could speed up the quest for the…

Researchers find other layers of immunity in TB/HIV co-infections

Tulane University researchers found some monkeys whose immune systems are depleted by the simian strain of HIV have a second line of defense against tuberculosis. The discovery could have significant…

Gut bacteria affect immune recovery in HIV patients, study finds

Researchers from the University of Valencia (UV) have taken part in a study analysing the influence of gut bacteria on immune recovery in HIV-infected patients undergoing antiretroviral treatment (ART). They…

Big step towards cure for HIV and other lifelong viral infections

New research has taken us a step closer to finding a cure for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), as well as other infections including the glandular fever virus, which is associated…