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  • New lead against HIV could finally hobble the virus’s edge

    Scientists at Emory University, in partnership with the pharmaceutical company Bristol-Myers Squibb, have found compounds that block the human CCR5 and CXCR4 co-receptors for HIV and also HIV reverse transcriptase, an enzyme that’s key to the virus’s ability to copy itself.

    24 March 2015 | American Chemical Society
  • HIV treatment: New inexpensive agents can block virus ability to replicate and develop resistance

    New and affordable drugs that check the HIV virus from developing resistance are in progress, according to scientists who will present their findings at the 249th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS) in Denver.

    20 March 2015 | International Business Times
  • Beware Of Sangamo: 20-Year History Of Failures, Misadventures In HIV, And Flawed Approach In B-Thalassemia

    Sangamo's purportedly ground-breaking results in HIV with SB-728 do not stand up under close examination. SB-728 has not shown any indication that it can provide a "functional cure" for HIV, does not compare well to today's standard of care, and cannot find a partner. Sangamo refuses to conduct studies that rigorously assess whether their drugs work. This includes the inclusion of a control arm so assiduously avoided by Sangamo's management.

    10 March 2015 | Seeking Alpha
  • 48-week analysis of investigational HIV-1 attachment inhibitor paves way for Phase III trial initiation

    Phase III trial now underway for novel therapy for heavily treatment-experienced HIV-1 patients. Binding directly to the HIV virus, BMS-663068 is the first investigational antiretroviral designed to prevent initial viral attachment to host CD4+ T cells and entry into host immune cells. Phase III trial now underway for novel therapy for heavily treatment-experienced HIV-1 patients Binding directly to the HIV virus, BMS-663068 is the first investigational antiretroviral designed to prevent initial viral attachment to host CD4+ T cells and entry into host immune cells PRINCETON, N.J., February 25, 2015--Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE:BMY) today announced data...

    26 February 2015 | Bristol Myers Squibb press release
  • Experimental AIDS Drug Stirs Talk Of Vaccine 'Alternative'

    For more than three decades, scientists have tried unsuccessfully to develop an effective vaccine for HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. But now researchers say they have created an experimental drug that may function as a sort of "alternative" vaccine for the virus. The experimental drug, a protein known as eCD4-IG, blocks infection by keeping the virus from binding to the immune cells that are the virus's target. In tests on monkeys, the drug "candidate" proved to be extremely effective at blocking infection--even with the most virulent strains of HIV and its simian counterpart, SIV.

    19 February 2015 | Huffington Post
  • CytoDyn Concludes Phase 2b Study With 98% Success With 4 Weeks of Monotherapy

    CytoDyn Inc. (OTCQB:CYDY), a biotechnology company focused on the development of new therapies for combating infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), today announced that it had concluded its Phase 2b treatment substitution study and reported 39 patients out of 40 participating in the study passed 4 weeks of monotherapy with PRO 140.

    05 February 2015 | CytoDyn press release
  • Researchers identify key mechanisms underlying HIV-associated cognitive disorders

    New findings, published today by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, open the door to the development of new therapies to block or decrease cognitive decline due to HIV-associated neurocognitive disorders, estimated to affect 10 to 50 percent of aging HIV sufferers to some degree.

    04 February 2015 | Medical Xpress
  • Treatment of the First HIV Positive Patient in ABIVAX's Phase IIa Clinical Trial With ABX464

    ABX464 inhibits the biogenesis of viral RNA required for the replication of the HIV virus, a mechanism of action never before explored. ABX464 could be administered less frequently and for shorter periods than current HIV treatments due to its long lasting impact on viral load

    02 February 2015 | ABIVAX press release
  • PREZCOBIX™ (darunavir/cobicistat) approved in the U.S. for the treatment of adults living with HIV-1

    Combined fixed-dose tablet of darunavir and cobicistat can help reduce number of pills in a combination antiretroviral treatment regimen.

    30 January 2015 | Janssen press release
  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration approves Bristol-Myers Squibb’s Evotaz™ (atazanavir and cobicistat) for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in adults

    Evotaz is coformulated to be one pill, once-daily, combining the protease inhibitor atazanavir, which is marketed as Reyataz (atazanavir 200 mg/300 mg) capsules, and cobicistat, a pharmacokinetic enhancer marketed by Gilead Sciences, Inc.

    30 January 2015 | Bristol-Myers Squibb press release
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