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  • A Fresh Setback for Efforts to Cure HIV Infection

    Researchers are reporting another disappointment for efforts to cure infection with the AIDS virus. Six patients given blood-cell transplants similar to one that cured a man known as "the Berlin patient" have failed, and all six patients died.

    18 December 2014 | ABC News
  • Can AIDS be cured?

    The fight against AIDS is following a trajectory similar to that of the fight against many cancers. When I was growing up, in the nineteen-fifties, childhood leukemia was nearly always fatal. Eventually, drugs were developed that drove the cancer into remission for months or years, but it always came back.

    17 December 2014 | The New Yorker
  • Narrow Time Window Exists to Start HIV Therapy, Study Shows

    HIV-1-infected U.S. military members and beneficiaries treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART) soon after infection were half as likely to develop AIDS and were more likely to reconstitute their immune-fighting CD4+ T-cells to normal levels, researchers reported Nov. 24 in JAMA Internal Medicine.

    25 November 2014 | Infection Control Today
  • 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 |
  • 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
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