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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…

Scientists identify immunological profiles of people who make powerful HIV antibodies

Findings provide insight for vaccine development People living with HIV who naturally produce broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) that may help suppress the virus have different immunological profiles than people who…

Study models how the immune system might evolve to conquer HIV

It has remained frustratingly difficult to develop a vaccine for HIV/AIDS, in part because the virus, once in our bodies, rapidly reproduces and evolves to escape being killed by the…

Cancer-fighting gene immunotherapy shows promise as treatment for HIV

Artificial receptors kill cells infected with the virus that causes AIDS, UCLA study finds A type of immunotherapy that has shown promising results against cancer could also be used against…

Researcher receives grant to understand why some individuals with HIV avoid ‘duet of death’

Findings could offer hope for TB prevention, cure Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine experts and colleagues in the United States and Africa have received an $11 million, five-year…

Study in infants may accelerate path to HIV vaccine

The first and only study to look at isolate HIV-neutralizing antibodies from infants has found that novel antibodies that could protect against many variants of HIV can be produced relatively…

Study observes potential breakthrough in treatment of HIV

A new study conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) observes that pharmacological enhancement of the immune systems of HIV patients could help eliminate infected cells,…

Ribavirin levels too high or low in most patients taking DAAs

Most HCV patients in a 100-person Netherlands analysis had ribavirin concentrations above or below the target range when taking the drug with direct-acting antivirals (DAAs) . Ribavirin starting doses appeared…