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Unprotected sex between long-term partners with HIV: no evidence for superinfection

A study of long-term HIV-positive partners who do not use condoms when they have sex with each other has found no evidence of HIV superinfection,

Published
19 January 2009
By
Keith Alcorn
Immune system defects persist in people who start treatment late

People who started treatment with a CD4 count below 350 in a major international clinical trial were left with the immune system profile of people

Published
13 January 2009
By
Keith Alcorn
HIV non-progressor status established soon after infection

HIV-positive patients who maintain a CD4 cell count above 500 cells/mm3 for at least eight years after their HIV diagnosis have very low levels of

Published
12 January 2009
By
Michael Carter
Back to the future

Edwin J Bernard looks back over five years as editor of this newsletter

Published
01 January 2009
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HIV treatment update
Antibody treatment controls AIDS in monkeys

Blocking a receptor on immune cells that inhibits immune response to viral infections using a specially designed antibody resulted in control of SIV, prolonged survival

Published
11 December 2008
By
Keith Alcorn
Adenovirus-based T-cell vaccine prevents AIDS in monkeys, offering fresh hope for approach

An adenovirus-based vaccine prevented six out of six monkeys from developing an animal equivalent of AIDS, according to findings published this month in Nature. The

Published
11 November 2008
By
Keith Alcorn
Study shows how vaccine may have increased risk of HIV infection

French and Swiss scientists may have uncovered the mechanism that caused participants in the STEP trial of Merck’s HIV vaccine to become infected with HIV

Published
03 November 2008
By
Keith Alcorn
Can we create ‘elite controllers’?

Is combination immunotherapy the future? ask Edwin J Bernard and Derek Thaczuk

Published
01 November 2008
From
HIV treatment update
Raltegravir resistance patterns becoming clearer

Raltegravir may act against HIV in a manner quite distinct from existing antiretrovirals, allowing for the drug to remain effective against HIV for a period

Published
28 October 2008
By
Derek Thaczuk
Prebiotics may improve gut health, immune system function, UK conference hears

A prebiotic supplement consisting of simple sugars produced from lactose, chicory, and citrus fruit has been found to improve gut health, which in turn significantly

Published
20 October 2008
By
Edwin J. Bernard

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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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