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A cure for HIV: what science knows, and what it doesn’t

Antiretroviral therapy has revolutionised the lives of people living with HIV. In many countries, the life expectancy for someone living with the virus is now almost the same as someone…

Immune-enhancing treatment may destabilize HIV reservoirs

NIH-funded study in monkeys suggests promise of targeting PD-1 Although antiretroviral therapy (ART) can reduce the amount of HIV in the blood to an undetectable level in most chronically infected…

HIV will only be cured with combinations too, conference delegates hear

Curing people of HIV infection will have to involve combinations of drugs and approaches, just as HIV treatment does, delegates heard at the Towards a Cure workshop held in advance…

Renewed hope for halting HIV through vaccine

At International AIDS Conference, researchers are optimistic as two new HIV vaccine trials are set to explore different approaches for protection DURBAN, South Africa, July 19, 2016 — Dr. Albert Sabin,…

Latest HIV cure data expose resilience of infection

DURBAN, South Africa, July 19, 2016 — Disappointing results from a trial of a latency-reversing strategy for HIV underscore the challenges researchers are facing in their search for a functional cure for the…

It’s all go for a new HIV vaccine efficacy trial this year

Vaccine comfortably out-performs previous effective candidate in terms of immune responses A new efficacy trial for an HIV vaccine – only the seventh ever conducted in the history of the…

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…