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January 2018 issue of Journal of Virus Eradication now online

The January issue of the Journal includes reports from the First EPIICAL General Assembly meeting (Rome, Italy), the HTLV-1 symposium at the 2017 Australasian HIV and AIDS Conference (Canberra, Australia),…

Researchers find latent HIV reservoirs inherently resistant to elimination by CD8+ T-cells

The study performed at the George Washington University presents a possible obstacle in finding a cure for HIV WASHINGTON (Jan. 22, 2018) -- The latest "kick-and-kill" research to eliminate the…

Novel genomic tools provide new insight into human immune system

When the body is under attack from pathogens, the immune system marshals a diverse collection of immune cells to work together in a tightly orchestrated process and defend the host…

HIV-1 genetic diversity is higher in vaginal tract than in blood during early infection

A first-of-its-kind study has found that the genetic diversity of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) is higher in the vaginal tract than in the blood stream during early infection.…

Antibodies show effectiveness for HIV prevention and promise for treatment and cure

The ability of HIV to mutate has been a major challenge to vaccine development. As the body produces antibodies to target the outer HIV envelope protein, this protein changes, thwarting…

Gene therapy using CAR T-cells could provide long-term protection against HIV

FINDINGS Through gene therapy, researchers engineered blood-forming stem cells (hematopoietic stem/progenitor cells, or HSPCs) to carry chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) genes to make cells that can detect and destroy HIV-infected…

New long-acting, less-toxic HIV drug suppresses virus in humanized mice

A team of Yale researchers tested a new chemical compound that suppresses HIV, protects immune cells, and remains effective for weeks with a single dose. In animal experiments, the compound…

Give another push for EMIS and ECHOES!

Both European surveys: EMIS2017 (for MSM) and ECHOES (for community health workers working with MSM) are still open. Both surveys are available in several different European languages. ECHOES: We invite Community…

Why finding new HIV targets takes so long: Some basics about basic research

Although great strides have been made at combating human immunodeficiency virus, leading to better quality of life and a longer life expectancy for those living with the virus, significant problems…

Selective suppression of inflammation could deplete HIV and control HIV activation

A class of anti-inflammatory drugs already FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis could “purge” the reservoir of infected immune cells in people infected by HIV, according to new research. When culturing cells…