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After Curing Hepatitis C, Gilead Works to Vanquish More Viruses

Gilead Sciences Inc., basking in the success of its cure for hepatitis C, is setting ambitious goals to vanquish two other major viral scourges: HIV and hepatitis B.

Published
19 August 2015
From
Bloomberg
HIV cure research today: Gene therapy, molecular scissors and Where’s Waldo

From across the country, HIV experts and cancer researchers who have devoted their careers to improving stem cell transplants came together at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Thursday and Friday. Their goal? To talk about how to translate the world’s only known HIV cure into a cure or long-term remission that is less risky, less costly and broadly applicable to the millions worldwide now living with the virus.

Published
18 August 2015
From
Fred Hutch News Service
HIV cure: From pipe dream to promising

A longtime activist offers cautious optimism on the eve of HIV cure conference.

Published
14 August 2015
From
Fred Hutch News Service
HIV grows despite treatment, study finds

A study by the University’s Institute of Infection and Global Health measured the levels of integrated HIV in the CD4 cells of patients undergoing uninterrupted treatment for up to 14 years, comparing patients receiving treatment for different lengths of time. The researchers discovered that the amount of HIV found to be integrated in the CD4 cells was undiminished from year 1 to year 14.

Published
07 August 2015
From
University of Liverpool press release
Waking up HIV: Two compounds show great potential to rouse latent virus

Researchers at UC Davis have identified a compound that activates latent HIV, offering the tantalizing possibility that the virus can be flushed out of the silent reservoirs and fully cured. Even better, the compound (PEP005) is already approved by the FDA. The study was published in the journal PLoS Pathogens.

Published
04 August 2015
From
UC Davis press release
'Molecular microscope' finds hidden AIDS virus in the body

Researchers have developed a sophisticated new probe that detects HIV’s hiding places inside and outside of cells. Insights from this high-powered molecular microscope, revealed at an international AIDS conference last week, may clarify critical questions about HIV persistence and, ultimately, about how to rid the body of the virus.

Published
27 July 2015
From
Science
Targets proliferate in HIV cure research

The Towards an HIV Cure two-day symposium has become a fixture in advance of the International AIDS Society conferences and this one featured a more varied range

Published
21 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Young woman stays undetectable for twelve years off treatment after early HIV therapy

The 8th International AIDS Society Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2015) heard today of a case where a young woman, who was infected with

Published
21 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
New drug holds out promise of long-term control or even cure of HIV

Scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in California have discovered a new type of drug that may permanently inhibit HIV from becoming reactivated in the cells that

Published
18 July 2015
By
Gus Cairns
Bold goal of stopping HIV is motivating great science

The massive challenge of finding an HIV vaccine has unleashed stunning creativity in laboratories all over the world. While we work toward the long-term goal of a vaccine, we are also pulling in partners from many sectors to improve prevention, treatment, and access to options in the short term.

Published
13 July 2015
From
Devex
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