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  • Closing the loop on an HIV escape mechanism

    A collaborative six-university research team finds that the motion of a specific protein in a human cell regulates whether HIV will infect other cells. The finding may lead to promising new ways to thwart the virus that causes AIDS.

    26 November 2015 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • Drug for alcoholism can unmask HIV hiding in cells

    Generic medication disulfiram is found to wake the virus that causes Aids from dormancy – a step towards killing it, say researchers in US and Australia.

    17 November 2015 | The Guardian
  • A Tale of Two Diagnoses

    For seven months, Gary Steinkohl - one of the 'Boston patients' - believed he was cured of HIV.

    04 November 2015 | Poz
  • HIV Cure Research: NIH Scientists Create Two-Headed Protein to Deplete HIV Reservoir

    Scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have created a protein that awakens resting immune cells infected with HIV and facilitates their destruction in laboratory studies. The protein potentially could contribute to a cure for HIV infection by helping deplete the reservoir of long-lived, latently HIV-infected cells that can start making the virus when a person stops taking anti-HIV drugs.

    21 October 2015 | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
  • Reports of HIV 'breakthrough' and 'cure' are premature

    "HIV breakthrough could lead to a cure," the Mail Online says, reporting on a study which looked at the phenomenon known as post-treatment control – where people with HIV remain in remission, even after treatment with antiretroviral (ARV) drugs is withdrawn.

    12 October 2015 | NHS Behind the Headlines
  • HIV discovery – biomarkers predict virus return when treatment is stopped

    Scientists are now better able to predict how quickly the HIV virus will return after patients stop treatment following a discovery by researchers at UNSW and the University of Oxford.

    12 October 2015 | University of New South Wales press release
  • HIV breakthrough could lead to a Cure: Scientists identify markers on immune cells that 'predict who can stop drug therapy and stay well'

    The way a patient's immune system responds to HIV infection could offer clues as to whether they will go on to achieve remission after drug treatment, scientists have discovered. The breakthrough sheds light on the phenomenon known as 'post-treatment control' - where the virus remains undetectable in some patients even after medication is stopped.

    10 October 2015 | Daily Mail
  • The Cure For HIV Is Not Around the Corner

    Headlines are by their nature reductive, in part because journalists’ efforts to lure readers often subvert nuance or specificity in the text.

    06 October 2015 | Poz
  • Future of HIV cure research points to combination approach

    The next five years of HIV research should shift gears from the classic single-therapy development model to moving directly from in vitro studies to combination therapy trials, authors argue in a new paper published online today.

    01 October 2015 | US Military HIV Research Program press release
  • DART protein shows potential as shock-and-kill strategy against HIV

    A unique molecule developed at Duke Medicine, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MacroGenics, Inc., is able to bind HIV-infected cells to the immune system's killer T cells. It could become a key part of a shock-and-kill strategy being developed in the hope of one day clearing HIV infection.

    29 September 2015 | Medical News Today
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