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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…

How the border guards fail in HIV infection

The barrier between the gut and the bloodstream is severely damaged in the first few weeks of infection by HIV-1 virus. This can allow whole microbes in the intestine, as…

Antibody combination puts HIV on the ropes

Without antiretroviral drug treatment, the majority of people infected with HIV ultimately develop AIDS, as the virus changes and evolves beyond the body’s ability to control it. But a small…

New and touted HIV bNAb: Big deal or news blip?

Fervid research has uncovered dozens of antibodies that shield cells from HIV. These broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) protect monkeys from SHIV, the simian-HIV hybrid. Thousand-person human trials are already dripping…

Antibody breakthroughs give new hope for HIV treatment

Researchers in two new studies say they can leverage the body’s own antibodies to fight the virus that causes AIDS. In the field of HIV research, antibodies continue to be…

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