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  • The End of AIDS Is a Cynical Lie

    I am not going to be here for the cure. I am not going to see the end of AIDS. And neither will you.

    17 November 2014 | The Body
  • HIV virulence depends on where virus inserts itself in host DNA

    The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) can insert itself at different locations in the DNA of its human host -- and this specific integration site determines how quickly the disease progresses, report researchers at KU Leuven's Laboratory for Molecular Virology and Gene Therapy. The study was published online today in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

    13 November 2014 | Leuven University, via Eurekalert
  • HIV cure audit launched

    On November 5th The European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) announced the launch of an audit designed to assess current and future levels of investment in research into a cure for HIV. Yet, while there have been significant advances in the prevention and treatment of HIV, there is no cure.

    13 November 2014 | EATG
  • The genetics of coping with HIV

    We respond to infections in two fundamental ways. One is 'resistance,' where the body attacks the invading pathogen and reduces its numbers. Another, which is much less well understood, is 'tolerance,' where the body tries to minimize the damage done by the pathogen. A study using data from a large Swiss cohort of HIV-infected individuals gives us a glimpse into why some people cope with HIV better than others.

    12 November 2014 | Science Daily
  • Researchers See New Avenue For HIV Cure: Endogenization

    French scientists believe they have identified the means by which two HIV-positive men have been “spontaneously cured,” and that this insight may carve a new cure pathway.

    11 November 2014 | AIDSmeds.com
  • Scientists see mechanism for spontaneous HIV 'cure'

    French scientists claimed Tuesday to have found the genetic mechanism for a "spontaneous cure" in two HIV-infected men, proposing a new strategy for combating AIDS even as other experts urged caution.

    10 November 2014 | AFP / Yahoo News
  • Ground-breaking research in Spain may be key to curing HIV

    SPANISH scientists have embarked on pioneering clinical trials to find out whether HIV can be cured with stem cells from umbilical cords. Only 1% of umbilical cords have the right genetic mutation to enable blood extracted from them to wipe out HIV – a mutation known as the CCR5 Delta 32.

    07 November 2014 | Think Spain
  • NIH Trial Tests Very Early Anti-HIV Therapy in HIV-Infected Newborns

    ​A new clinical trial is exploring whether giving anti-HIV therapy soon after birth to infants who became infected with HIV in the womb leads to remission of the virus, enabling the children eventually to stop treatment for an extended time period. The trial aims to build on the case of the 'Mississippi Baby'.

    05 November 2014 | National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) press release
  • Researchers pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in HIV

    Scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany and collaborators from Heidelberg University, in the joint Molecular Medicine Partnership Unit, have obtained the first structure of the immature form of HIV at a high enough resolution to pinpoint exactly where each building block sits in the virus. The study, published online today in Nature, reveals that the building blocks of the immature form of HIV are arranged in a surprising way.

    04 November 2014 | Medical Xpress
  • Immune cells proposed as HIV hideout don't last in primate model

    The type of immune cell called macrophages, which have been proposed as a 'sanctuary site' of HIV in the brain and other organs, and as a possible cause of HIV-related brain impairment, don't live long enough to serve as reservoirs of HIV, a study in PLoS Pathogens finds.

    04 November 2014 | EATG
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