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Aphios to develop HIV/AIDS cure using combination drugs in targeted ‘nanosomes’ nanoparticles

WOBURN, Mass., September 13--Aphios Corporation today announced that it plans to continue its research to develop a cure for HIV/AIDS using combination drugs in targeted ‘nanosomes’ nanoparticles with recent funding…

Scientists discover antibodies that target holes in HIV’s defenses

New findings could lead to new AIDS vaccine candidates LA JOLLA, CA – September 12, 2016 – A new study from scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that…

First accurate simulation of a virus invading a cell

For the first time, scientists know what happens to a virus’ shape when it invades a host cell, thanks to an experiment by researchers at Penn State College of Medicine…

Training human antibodies to protect against HIV

During HIV infection, the virus mutates too rapidly for the immune system to combat, but some people produce antibodies that can recognize the virus even two years after infection. With…

New mouse model technology could speed the search for an AIDS vaccine

Researchers at Boston Children's Hospital have developed a technology to quickly generate mouse models for testing and tweaking potential HIV vaccines. Such models could speed up the quest for the…

Researchers find other layers of immunity in TB/HIV co-infections

Tulane University researchers found some monkeys whose immune systems are depleted by the simian strain of HIV have a second line of defense against tuberculosis. The discovery could have significant…

Does on-demand PrEP really work?

This article from POZ.com discusses if on-demand dosing of PrEP, i.e. taking it before, in the days and after sexual intercourse(s), also known as intermittent dosing, provides sufficient protection against…

Study looks at use of PrEP during pregnancy and breastfeeding

NAM/AIDSMAP and HIV and Hepatitis have published this joint article written by Liz Highleyman on the safety and efficacy of Truvada® taken as PrEP during pregnancy and breastfeeding. "To date…

Poor Performance of the Determine HIV-1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Fourth-Generation Rapid Test for Detection of Acute Infections

The Journal of Clinical Microbiology published this study. Informal and not yet confirmed data from community testing sites also confirm these findings: "Fourth-generation HIV rapid tests (RTs) claim to detect…

Discovery of key component of HIV yields new drug target

Scientists from the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge and University College London have discovered an essential feature of the HIV virus that it uses to infect cells whilst…