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Latest HIV purge claims prompt calls for more caution

HIV has been undetectable for more than three years in the blood of two Australian bone-marrow recipients. But recent relapses of other patients who had no detectable virus have dampened optimism about how long the effects last before the virus bounces back.

Published
22 July 2014
From
New Scientist
Novel techniques probed in cure research

Two presentations at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) in Melbourne described new pathways being explored in the search for either a permanent cure for HIV

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
Romidepsin activates latent HIV, but does not decrease viral reservoir

The HDAC inhibitor romidepsin was able to awaken latent HIV in resting T-cells, causing it to start producing new virus, but this was not associated with a

Published
22 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Reappearance of HIV in "Mississippi Baby" poses questions for early treatment

The 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014) heard yesterday that the reappearance of HIV in a girl now aged four, who maintained an undetectable viral load

Published
22 July 2014
By
Gus Cairns
AIDS 2014: Researchers discuss progress towards an HIV cure

Progress along the multi-pronged path towards a cure for HIV was one of the themes at the 20th International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2014), taking place this week in Melbourne.

Published
22 July 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV, HCV and TB Pipeline Report

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

Published
21 July 2014
From
Treatment Action Group & i-Base
New findings show strikingly early seeding of HIV viral reservoir

New research finds that the viral reservoir is established substantially earlier after HIV infection than previously recognized.

Published
21 July 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Cancer treatment clears two Australian patients of HIV

Scientists have uncovered two new cases of HIV patients in whom the virus has become undetectable. The patients' virus levels became undetectable after bone-marrow therapy with stem cells.

Published
20 July 2014
From
Nature
Wrestling with the Implications of the Mississippi Case

The sobering outcome in Mississippi further emphasizes that the absence of detectable HIV cannot be assumed to mean the virus has been cleared.

Published
14 July 2014
From
Treatment Action Group
HIV re-emerges in 'cured' US girl

A child born in the US with HIV and believed cured after very early treatment has now been found to still harbour the virus, doctors say.

Published
11 July 2014
From
BBC Health
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