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The new face of HIV and treating the ‘hardly reached’

MEXICO CITY — For Wendy Armstrong, MD, who still sees patients die from complications of AIDS, news of monthly injectable HIV treatment, simplified regimens, and better tolerated antiretroviral drugs are exciting. But…

HIV’s genetic code, extracted from a nub of tissue, adds to evidence of virus’ emergence in humans a century ago

For more than 50 years, the DNA remained hidden in a lymph node that had been snipped out of a 38-year-old man in what is now the Democratic Republic of…

Differences in genes impact response to cryptococcus infection

Cryptococcus neoformans is a fungal pathogen that infects people with weakened immune systems, particularly those with advanced HIV/AIDS. New University of Minnesota Medical Research could mean a better understanding of…

HIV: reprogramming cells to control infection

Cells from the rare individuals who naturally control HIV infection have been the focus of investigation for nearly 15 years with the aim of elucidating their specific features. Following research…

Scripps Research-led consortium receives $129 million NIH award to bring new HIV vaccination approach into clinical testing

LA JOLLA, CA, July 10, 2019 – The Scripps Consortium for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Development (CHAVD), an international collaboration led by Scripps Research, has received a $129 million grant from the…

Scientists identify new virus-killing protein

A newly identified protein called KHNYN teams up with ZAP, a known virus-killing protein, to destroy viruses related to HIV. A new protein called KHNYN has been identified as a…

HIV eliminated from the genomes of living animals

In a major collaborative effort, researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) have for the first time eliminated…

Cattle antibodies lead to breakthroughs in HIV research

Cows can make an antibody that can reach a part of the virus that human antibodies normally can’t, paving the way for a new immunological therapy. “Cows do neat things,”…

Novel HIV-1 inhibitor shows promise for future treatment of HIV in women

Avirulins may provide a valuable chemical foundation for the development of the next generation of prophylactic medications for HIV-1 in women, according to results of a study presented at American…

Newly discovered immune cells at the frontline of HIV infection

New cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and transmit virus to other cells. Researchers at The Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are…

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