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Immune response

Monkeys suppress HIV-like virus for extended period after dual-antibody treatment

Giving monkeys two powerful anti-HIV antibodies immediately after infection with an HIV-like virus enabled the immune systems of some of the animals to control the virus long after the antibodies…

Hepatitis C virus exposed to attack

Burnet Institute researchers have re-engineered the major protein of hepatitis C virus (HCV) to expose the virus more effectively to attack by the human immune system, an important step towards…

Powerful RNA-based technology could help shape the future of therapeutic antibodies

Pre-clinical study from Penn demonstrates protection against HIV PHILADELPHIA—Using antibodies to treat disease has been one of the great success stories of early 21st-century medicine. Already five of the ten…

Research could lead to better vaccines and new antivirals

Study identifies immune checkpoint as potential target to strengthen the innate immune response La Jolla, Calif., Feb. 27, 2016 -- Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have…

CROI 2017: Really Rapid Review

The Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) returned to Seattle this past week for its 24th meeting. It's the 4th time CROI has been held in Seattle, an excellent…

Monoclonal antibodies show promise for HIV-positive people with limited treatment options

A pair of long-acting monoclonal antibodies that prevent HIV from entering human cells – ibalizumab and PRO 140 – may offer new treatment options for people with highly resistant virus…

Understanding how HIV evades the immune system

Monash University and Cardiff University (UK) researchers have come a step further in understanding how the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) evades the immune system. Declared a pandemic in 1987 by…

CROI 2017, NATAP reports

Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI), 13-16 February 2017, Seattle, USA Cardiovascular risk more likely with longer viral control in WIHS women Excess epicardial fat tied to noncalcified plaque…

New study provides clues to early T cell immune responses in acute HIV infection

Study finds a window of opportunity for CD8+ T cells to reduce overall number of HIV-infected cells SILVER SPRING, Md., 15 February 2017 - A new study has shown that…

Antibodies could offer a more “natural” and safer HIV treatment or prevention option

In addition to developing and manufacturing synthetic drugs to treat and prevent HIV, researchers are working on ways to use our own immune systems to fight and prevent HIV infection.…