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UK academic: HIV vaccine research 'to reach defining moment' by 2020

A leading academic predicts the next six years will determine whether developing an effective HIV vaccine is within the grasp of scientists.

Published
05 April 2014
From
PinkNews.co.uk
Crowdfunded free HIV vaccine: as unlikely as it sounds

Are the claims of a research start-up that is seeking to crowd-fund HIV vaccine research credible?

Published
17 February 2014
From
Wired
Crowd-funded HIV vaccine project sparks debate

The Immunity Project is an initiative to crowd-source money to make a new HIV vaccine. However many scientists are sceptical: "It seems like they’re going straight to the public and making appeals to emotion because they don’t have the scientific background to establish themselves in the research community," says virologist Abbie Smith at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Published
11 February 2014
From
Nature
Is an AIDS Cure Hiding in the Blood of 'Elite Controllers?'

Some people contract HIV and never get sick. These people are called “controllers,” and studying them has long been a focus for researchers seeking a cure for the disease. Now, an ambitious plan called The Immunity Project has released a white paper outlining how they plan to create an HIV vaccine—free for the entire world population—based on the computerized analysis of blood from HIV controllers.

Published
10 February 2014
From
Healthline
Durable end to AIDS will require HIV vaccine development

Anthony Fauci argues that while broader global access to antiretroviral therapies and wider implementation of proven HIV prevention strategies could potentially control and perhaps end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a safe and at least moderately effective HIV vaccine is needed to reach this goal more expeditiously and in a more sustainable way.

Published
06 February 2014
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Tricky Protein May Help HIV Vaccine Development

Researchers at Duke University have mapped the structure of a key part of the HIV envelope protein, the gp41 membrane proximal external region (MPER), the spot where some of the most effective antibodies found in HIV patients bind and disable the virus. The discovery will aid vaccine research.

Published
14 January 2014
From
Duke University press release
Iowa Professor Resigns After Falsifying HIV Vaccine Research

Dong-Pyou Han, PhD, an assistant professor of biomedical sciences at Iowa State University, has resigned after admitting he tampered with HIV vaccine research, the Des Moines Register reports

Published
30 December 2013
From
Poz magazine news
NIH launches trial of investigational genital herpes vaccine

Researchers have launched an early-stage clinical trial of an investigational vaccine designed to prevent genital herpes disease. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, is sponsoring the Phase I trial, which is being conducted at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md.

Published
09 November 2013
From
Eurekalert Inf Dis
Rift widens over structure of HIV’s molecular anchor

Studies of a potential vaccine target bolster claims that an earlier paper was flawed.

Published
05 November 2013
From
Nature
Analysis: How to prepare for an HIV/AIDS vaccine?

Increased attention to the delivery of HIV prevention and treatment programmes is needed to prepare communities for a potential roll-out of a vaccine, which will most probably be partially-effective, experts say.

Published
24 October 2013
From
IRIN
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