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Second case of potential HIV eradication

One of the highlights of the BHIVA Autumn Conference, slipped in as a couple of slides at the end of the meeting, was that the UK might have a second potential case of HIV eradication (although this is one of the presentations is one that is not online).

Published
22 October 2018
From
HIV i-Base
First HIV-positive to HIV-negative liver transplant raises intriguing questions for cure research

An HIV-negative child received a liver transplant from its HIV-positive mother and now appears to have no evidence of HIV infection apart from a very weak antibody

Published
19 October 2018
By
Keith Alcorn
Gilead and Aelix join forces to pursue HIV 'cure'

Gilead Sciences – already a giant in HIV therapy – has teamed up with Spanish biotech Aelix Therapeutics to try to develop a treatment regimen that would go beyond controlling the virus and provide an effective cure for the infection.

Published
18 October 2018
From
PMLiVE
Vedolizumab could be used to target latent HIV harboring in gut

Vedolizumab, a first-line treatment for inflammatory bowel disease that targets the alpha4beta7 protein, might be an important tool in the search for a cure for HIV, according to research published in Science Translational Medicine.

Published
04 October 2018
From
Healio
No 'reservoir': Detectable HIV-1 in treated human liver cells found to be inert

Novel study suggests HIV-1 still detectable in human liver macrophages unlikely to stay infectious after long-term antiretroviral therapy.

Published
02 October 2018
From
Science Daily
Powerful antibodies suppress HIV for months, could simplify treatment

Two studies in small numbers of people show for the first time that infusions of two powerful anti-HIV antibodies can completely suppress the virus for several months.

Published
28 September 2018
From
Science
Lymph node biopsies in individuals with acute HIV infection are safe and well-tolerated

Biopsies of lymph nodes in the groin, performed in the context of acute HIV infection, are safe and well tolerated, according to a Thai study published in

Published
27 September 2018
By
Alain Volny-Anne
Proof-of-concept HIV immunotherapy study passes Phase 1 safety trial

Preliminary results from a phase I clinical trial have demonstrated the safety and tolerability of a cell therapy involving the ex vivo expansion of T cells and their subsequent infusion into HIV-infected individuals previously treated with antiretroviral therapy (ART). The study appears September 21st in the journal Molecular Therapy.

Published
24 September 2018
From
Science Daily
Investigators Uncover Details About A Rare Group of HIV Patients

A pair of new studies is shedding light on a rare, but scientifically important, group of people with HIV who are able to maintain viral control even after stopping antiretroviral therapy. Clues about this ability may help improve antiretroviral therapy, which currently most patients with HIV must receive for life.

Published
24 September 2018
From
MD Magazine
Largest study of 'post-treatment controllers' reveals clues about HIV remission

Much remains unknown about this unique group of individuals, known as HIV post-treatment controllers, including how rare this ability is. Two new studies—including the largest study of post-treatment controllers to date—explore the characteristics of this group as well as the biological mechanisms that may help explain this unique ability.

Published
14 September 2018
From
Medical Xpress

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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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