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    HIV vaccine researchers are still looking for a vaccine that would offer a significant degree of protection against HIV infection....

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    The promise of an effective HIV vaccine has always been just over the horizon, but more than 20 years after the identification of HIV, vaccines...

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  • Mechanism found for development of protective HIV antibodies

    Scientists have found an immunologic mechanism that makes broadly neutralizing antibodies in people who are HIV-1 infected. The research team found that two distinct B-cell lineage antibodies teamed up to stimulate the highly sought-after broadly neutralizing antibodies to HIV. The induction of these antibodies that can neutralize a variety of HIV strains is a key strategy for a global vaccine, they say.

    22 August 2014 | Science Daily
  • HIV, HCV and TB Pipeline Report

    Drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, preventive technologies, research towards a cure, and immune-based and gene therapies in development.

    21 July 2014 | Treatment Action Group & i-Base
  • Researcher Admits to HIV Vaccine Fraud

    United States prosecutors have filed charges against a researcher who admitted to fraudulently reporting data while conducting research for a HIV vaccine. Dong-Pyou Han, a former laboratory manager at Iowa State University, admitted to putting human antibodies into samples of rabbit’s blood to create the illusion that an experimental vaccine was potentially effective. After millions in grants from the National Institutes of Health and years of work, another laboratory discovered irregularities that showed the results were false.

    26 June 2014 | Guardian Liberty Voice
  • Researchers trace HIV adaptation to its human host

    In a new study that traces the evolution of HIV in North America, researchers have found evidence that the virus is slowly adapting over time to its human hosts. However, this change is so gradual that it is unlikely to have an impact on vaccine design.

    11 June 2014 | Science Daily
  • Scripps Research Institute Scientists Find New Point of Attack on HIV for Vaccine Development

    A team led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) working with the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI) has discovered a new vulnerable site on the HIV virus. The newly identified site can be attacked by human antibodies in a way that neutralizes the infectivity of a wide variety of HIV strains.

    28 April 2014 | Scripps Research Institute
  • UK academic: HIV vaccine research 'to reach defining moment' by 2020

    A leading academic predicts the next six years will determine whether developing an effective HIV vaccine is within the grasp of scientists.

    05 April 2014 | PinkNews.co.uk
  • Crowdfunded free HIV vaccine: as unlikely as it sounds

    Are the claims of a research start-up that is seeking to crowd-fund HIV vaccine research credible?

    17 February 2014 | Wired
  • Crowd-funded HIV vaccine project sparks debate

    The Immunity Project is an initiative to crowd-source money to make a new HIV vaccine. However many scientists are sceptical: "It seems like they’re going straight to the public and making appeals to emotion because they don’t have the scientific background to establish themselves in the research community," says virologist Abbie Smith at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia.

    11 February 2014 | Nature
  • Is an AIDS Cure Hiding in the Blood of 'Elite Controllers?'

    Some people contract HIV and never get sick. These people are called “controllers,” and studying them has long been a focus for researchers seeking a cure for the disease. Now, an ambitious plan called The Immunity Project has released a white paper outlining how they plan to create an HIV vaccine—free for the entire world population—based on the computerized analysis of blood from HIV controllers.

    10 February 2014 | Healthline
  • Durable end to AIDS will require HIV vaccine development

    Anthony Fauci argues that while broader global access to antiretroviral therapies and wider implementation of proven HIV prevention strategies could potentially control and perhaps end the HIV/AIDS pandemic, a safe and at least moderately effective HIV vaccine is needed to reach this goal more expeditiously and in a more sustainable way.

    06 February 2014 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
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