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Scientists discover that defective HIV DNA can encode HIV-related proteins

Finding may help explain persistent immune activation during suppressive HIV treatment Investigators from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that cells from HIV-infected people whose virus is suppressed with…

Cancer research could help the search towards an HIV cure

HIV/AIDS is perhaps the most important global health crisis in modern history. Dramatic progress has been made in controlling the virus, but efforts to find a cure are still in…

ECDC + Hornet PrEP in Europe research – First results

The results of the ECDC and Hornet Gay Social Network PrEP in Europe study are out as an infographic and also with a deeper analysis in this blog post on…

‘Classic’ HIV cure remains a challenge, NIH expert says

NIAID director notes long remissions may be more achievable DURBAN, South Africa, 16 July 2016 -- History suggests that finding a "classic" cure for HIV -- clearing the virus from…

How new HIV drugs lock virus in immaturity

Study provides insights into workings of new HIV drugs and how virus becomes resistant A new type of HIV drug currently being tested works in an unusual way, scientists in…

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…

2016 i-Base/TAG Pipeline Report

Latest annual review on HIV and TB drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research toward a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development The 2016 Pipeline Report was launched on…

Treatment targets HIV’s last hiding place

Genetically engineered protein helps immune system see and kill cells containing dormant HIV UK scientists may have found a way to destroy HIV's last refuge. A study by Oxford University…

HIV “safe houses” identified

Researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Center (CRCHUM) have identified cells that provide “safe houses” for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during antiretroviral therapy (ART). "We have found…

Sugar-binding protein galectin-9 found to be a new weapon to cure HIV

July 13, 2016, San Francisco, CA -- The ultimate impediment to a cure for HIV infection is the presence of latent, HIV-infected cells, which can reawaken and produce new virus…