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Does vitamin D boost vaccine immune response in HIV-infected patients?

In an article published in PLOS ONE, Professor Jean-Paul Viard, MD, from the Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris, and colleagues, explore a potential link between higher basal vitamin D levels in…

Advocates call for more research on immune-enhancing therapies for people with HIV

HIV/AIDS activists recently issued a call for expanded research to accelerate the development of immune-enhancing therapies for HIV-positive immunological non-responders -- people who achieve viral suppression on antiretroviral therapy but…

NIH scientists identify potent antibody that neutralizes nearly all HIV strains

Scientists from the National Institutes of Health have identified an antibody from an HIV-infected person that potently neutralized 98 percent of HIV isolates tested, including 16 of 20 strains resistant…

New research shows promise for immunotherapy as HIV treatment

Study demonstrated modest control of HIV and identified pre-existing drug resistance as an important barrier to antibody-based immunotherapy PHILADELPHIA, November 9 — Immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment options in oncology, neurology,…

Two genes linked to postpartum immunity revival in women with persistent hepatitis C

Research may provide a model for identifying immune factors needed to control chronic infections Alternative forms of two genes are associated with a boost in immunity to hepatitis C after…

Inflammation triggers unsustainable immune response to chronic viral infection

Scientists at the University of Basel discovered a fundamental new mechanism explaining the inadequate immune defense against chronic viral infection. These results may open up new avenues for vaccine development.…

Clinicians urged to manage HIV-infected elders differently from younger people

Differences in immune response to antiretroviral therapy, multimorbidity and antiretroviral toxicities are among the factors that differentiate older adults with HIV from their younger counterparts, and should influence care plans,…

Understanding sequential immunization strategies

How are researchers using a step-wise approach to try to train the immune system to fend off HIV? Antibodies are one of the main ways the body fights off infection.…

Crohn’s disease drug produces long-lasting viral undetectability and T-cell restoration off treatment in monkeys

Novel immune signature seen: resembles response to first partially effective HIV vaccine In a promising experiment in rhesus macaque monkeys, scientists from Emory University in Atlanta have used a monkey-adapted…

Imperfect adherence to HIV meds may spur harmful inflammation

This may occur even when people living with the virus have an undetectable viral load Less-than-perfect adherence to an HIV treatment regimen may not send viral loads into detectable territory…