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Can we create ‘elite controllers’?

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

Published
01 November 2008
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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
Nobel prize awarded to French discoverers of HIV

The French scientists who discovered HIV have been awarded the Nobel Prize for Medicine. The prize will be shared with the researcher who linked human

Published
06 October 2008
By
Michael Carter
Herpes drug has direct anti-HIV effect, could offer cheap addition to antiretroviral therapy for developing world

Aciclovir, a drug commonly used in the treatment of genital herpes, also suppresses HIV activity in cells already infected with herpes viruses, researchers from the

Published
11 September 2008
By
Keith Alcorn
Microbicide and PrEP potential for anal sex explored further in monkey studies

In animal studies, microbicide gels and oral pre-exposure prophylaxis with antiretroviral drugs appear to provide protection against anal exposure to the monkey equivalent of HIV,

Published
05 September 2008
By
Gus Cairns
Fibrosis linked to rapid loss of gut CD4 cells after HIV infection

Rapid and extensive deposition of fibrous tissue called collagen in the lymphatic tissue of the gut during HIV infection has been linked to the dramatic

Published
05 September 2008
By
David McLay
Systematic review unable to confirm or deny Swiss statement on infection risk with undetectable viral load

A systematic review of studies of serodiscordant couples where the HIV-positive partner was on antiretroviral treatment could neither confirm not disprove the recent Swiss declaration

Published
08 August 2008
By
Edwin J. Bernard
Two novel immune therapies in early investigation: autologous dendritic cells and CD4 zeta gene-modified T cells

Immune cells extracted from individuals and then modified to enhance the individual immune response to HIV infection, appear to be a safe and feasible approach

Published
07 August 2008
By
Derek Thaczuk
HIV persists in the breastmilk of HIV-positive Kenyan mothers on antiretroviral treatment

HIV-positive Kenyan mothers receiving various antiretroviral drug regimens for the reduction of mother-to-child transmission still carried a detectable reservoir of cell-associated HIV in breastmilk, according

Published
22 July 2008
By
Tom Egwang

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