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Transplant Drugs May Fight HIV Reservoir

Immunosuppressant drugs used to prevent rejction of transplanted organs may combat the HIV reservoir.

Published
14 April 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Man Who Began HIV Treatment 5 Days In Appears Virus-Free

A man who contracted HIV about five days before starting PrEP and 12 days before starting HIV treatment appears virus-free several months later.

Published
25 March 2014
From
AIDSMeds
Gilead Following Multiple Paths Toward HIV “Functional Cure”

Gilead has been exploring a range of different strategies to block the HIV virus from surging back after treatment, and has been lining up research partnerships that include other drug developers, academic researchers, and government agencies.

Published
25 March 2014
From
Xconomy
Drugs fail to reawaken dormant HIV infection

Scientists at Johns Hopkins report that compounds they hoped would 'wake up' dormant reservoirs of HIV inside immune system T cells -- a strategy designed to reverse latency and make the cells vulnerable to destruction -- have failed to do so in laboratory tests of such white blood cells taken directly from patients infected with HIV.

Published
24 March 2014
From
Eurekalert Medicine & Health
Early treatment reduces viral reservoirs but does not prevent rebound

Antiretroviral therapy started during the first several days after infection limited dissemination of an HIV-like virus throughout the body and establishment of cellular and tissue reservoirs in monkeys,

Published
21 March 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
Early antiretroviral therapy may limit gut damage and immune activation

Starting antiretroviral therapy (ART) at the earliest stage of HIV infection can help prevent immune cell dysregulation that contributes to destruction of the gut lining and promotes

Published
20 March 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
HIV Cure Research at CROI 2014

A round-up of cure research at the 21st Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections.

Published
17 March 2014
From
BETA blog
Reports of a Second Baby Possibly Cured of HIV: Uncertainty Remains

The media is awash with stories relating to a conference presentation by Deborah Persaud from Johns Hopkins University, in which she described the case of an HIV-infected baby who was treated within four hours of birth and now shows no detectable HIV after nine months of follow up.

Published
10 March 2014
From
TAG Basic Science Blog
Protected T-cells persist and proliferate in HIV gene therapy study

Genetically modified CD4 T-cells lacking CCR5 co-receptors reach high levels in the body and are resistant to HIV infection, potentially enabling people to maintain a low viral

Published
07 March 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
The 'Boston patients' experience HIV rebound after stem cell transplants

HIV has re-emerged in two Boston men who underwent experimental antiretroviral therapy interruption after receiving bone marrow stem cell transplants for cancer treatment, Timothy Henrich reported yesterday at the

Published
07 March 2014
By
Liz Highleyman
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