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Africans develop AIDS more slowly

A surprise finding in two recent studies suggests people of African origin are better able to fight CD4 decline, writes Gus Cairns.

Published
01 April 2009
From
HIV treatment update
HIV cure needs to be scientific, funding priority, researchers and advocates warn

A long-term public-private partnership should be developed to overcome barriers to a cure for HIV infection, a group of leading HIV researchers from academia and

Published
05 March 2009
By
Keith Alcorn
Treatment intensification does not eliminate HIV in reservoir sites

HIV continues to be released in small amounts from "reservoir" sites in the body despite suppressive antiretroviral therapy, and adding more drugs has not succeeded

Published
02 March 2009
By
Liz Highleyman
Microbicide uses RNA interference technology to halt viral infection

Scientists at Harvard Medical School have succeeded in protecting mice against herpes infection for one week using a single application of a microbicide based on

Published
04 February 2009
By
Keith Alcorn
Viral and host factors important in acute HIV infection

Two European case studies have provided insight into how viral and host factors determine the severity of primary HIV infection and early response to treatment.

Published
19 January 2009
By
David McLay
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
From
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

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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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