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  • HIV RNA lingers in CSF through up to 10 years of suppressive ART

    HIV RNA remained detectable at low levels in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of almost 20% of patients who had HIV RNA levels below 40 copies/mL for up to 10 years of antiretroviral therapy (ART). The investigators believe their finding indicates that the central nervous system (CNS) can be an HIV reservoir during suppressive ART.

    28 October 2014 | International AIDS Society
  • Challenges to Stem Cell Transplantation in HIV-Positive Patients

    Stem cell transplants have gained interest in the HIV community mainly because of their potential for curing HIV itself. However, stem cell transplants are mainly used to treat various forms of cancer in both HIV-negative and HIV-positive people.

    22 October 2014 | TheBody.com
  • How did 'the Berlin patient' become cured of HIV?

    Researchers are closer to unraveling the mystery of how Timothy Ray Brown, the only human cured of HIV, defeated the virus, according to a new study. Although the work doesn't provide a definitive answer, it rules out one possible explanation.

    07 October 2014 | Washington Post
  • Early HIV drugs are 'not a cure'

    Giving drugs within hours of HIV infection is not a cure for HIV, according to doctors treating a baby in Milan.

    03 October 2014 | BBC Health
  • Research Toward a Cure Trials

    A listing of clinical trials and observational studies related to the research effort to cure HIV infection, mainly derived from the clinicaltrials.gov online registry.

    02 October 2014 | Treatment Action Group
  • Monkey Study Suggests Radiation Didn’t Cure ‘Berlin Patient’ of HIV

    A primate study has suggested that the radiation part of the leukemia treatment the “Berlin patient” received was not what functionally cured him of HIV.

    01 October 2014 | AIDSMeds
  • How did the 'Berlin patient' rid himself of HIV?

    Researchers are closer to unraveling the mystery of how Timothy Ray Brown, the only human cured of HIV, defeated the virus, according to a new study. Although the work doesn’t provide a definitive answer, it rules out one possible explanation.

    29 September 2014 | Science
  • The Only People Who Have Ever Been Cured of HIV/AIDS

    Over the past few years, a tiny number of people appeared to have had active, living, reproducing HIV completely eliminated from their bodies. Here's a quick look at the most solidly documented "functional HIV cure" cases we know of today.

    24 September 2014 | The Body Pro
  • Sharon Lewin appointed to lead Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

    Leading infectious disease expert Professor Sharon Lewin has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.

    15 September 2014 | Peter Doherty Institute
  • A "Bad Year" for HIV Cure Research? Experts Mix Realism and Hope

    At ICAAC 2014, a major gathering of infectious disease experts, we heard speeches and spoke with leading HIV researchers about their evolving feelings regarding our fraught pathway toward a cure and the efforts currently underway to get us there.

    11 September 2014 | The Body Pro
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