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Monkey Study Suggests Radiation Didn’t Cure ‘Berlin Patient’ of HIV

A primate study has suggested that the radiation part of the leukemia treatment the “Berlin patient” received was not what functionally cured him of HIV.

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14 hours ago
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How did the 'Berlin patient' rid himself of HIV?

Researchers are closer to unraveling the mystery of how Timothy Ray Brown, the only human cured of HIV, defeated the virus, according to a new study. Although the work doesn’t provide a definitive answer, it rules out one possible explanation.

Published
29 September 2014
From
Science
The Only People Who Have Ever Been Cured of HIV/AIDS

Over the past few years, a tiny number of people appeared to have had active, living, reproducing HIV completely eliminated from their bodies. Here's a quick look at the most solidly documented "functional HIV cure" cases we know of today.

Published
24 September 2014
From
The Body Pro
Sharon Lewin appointed to lead Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity

Leading infectious disease expert Professor Sharon Lewin has been appointed the inaugural Director of the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity at the University of Melbourne.

Published
15 September 2014
From
Peter Doherty Institute
A "Bad Year" for HIV Cure Research? Experts Mix Realism and Hope

At ICAAC 2014, a major gathering of infectious disease experts, we heard speeches and spoke with leading HIV researchers about their evolving feelings regarding our fraught pathway toward a cure and the efforts currently underway to get us there.

Published
11 September 2014
From
The Body Pro
SIV Reservoir Fills Before Viremia in Rectally Infected Monkeys

In macaques rectally infected with simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), the latent viral reservoir starts to fill with proviral DNA before viral RNA can be detected in peripheral blood. Findings from this study could help explain why HIV rebounded in the Mississippi child after being undetected for over 2 years.

Published
11 September 2014
From
International AIDS Society
Beyond the Berlin patient – seeking a cure for HIV-AIDS

Researchers from many corners of the world, including the Nobel Prize winning co-discoverer of the AIDS virus Françoise Barré-Sinoussi, are in Seattle this week to explore the possibility of curing people of HIV.

Published
28 August 2014
From
Humanosphere
HIV Antibodies Block Infection by Reservoir-Derived Virus in Laboratory Study

The researchers conclude that passive immunotherapy involving bNAbs individually or in combination may control HIV in the absence of antiretroviral therapy. A number of clinical trials are already underway or planned to test this hypothesis.

Published
27 August 2014
From
National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases press release
Novel immune-suppressant vaccine completely blocks HIV infection in monkeys: human trials planned

A novel and relatively simple vaccine that can be administered orally has managed to completely block rectal infection with SIV, the monkey equivalent of HIV, in rhesus

Published
26 August 2014
By
Gus Cairns
A voice for HIV cure: Scientists, activists gather for Hutch conference

Matt Sharp is no scientist. But when he joins researchers from around the country tomorrow for a conference on using gene therapy to cure HIV, he will bring a perspective that few others in the room can match.

Published
26 August 2014
From
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center press release
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