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Immune response

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.…

HIVACAR takes off to find cure for HIV

Hospital Clinic-IDIBAPS coordinates a European project to obtain a functional cure for HIV with immunotherapy The IDIBAPS and the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona lead a European project aimed at changing…

Can a novel combination of treatments help eradicate HIV?

In first-ever study, Case School of Medicine researchers to pair monoclonal antibody with body’s own killer-cell stimulator Newswise — A Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine researcher has received…

Unique antibodies open path toward new HIV vaccines

A family of broadly neutralizing antibodies from a chronically infected donor provides a schematic for designing vaccines and treatments that target multiple strains of the virus. Thanks to its diversity…

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