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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
French researchers report 14 patients in 'remission' after controlling HIV for over 4 years off treatment

Two weeks ago, the announcement that a baby had been ‘functionally cured’ of HIV disease with the use of very early antiretroviral therapy (ART) caused great excitement at the

Published
16 March 2013
By
Gus Cairns
Post-Treatment HIV-1 Controllers with a Long-Term Virological Remission after the Interruption of Early Initiated Antiretroviral Therapy ANRS VISCONTI Study

Our results show that early and prolonged cART may allow some individuals with a rather unfavorable background to achieve long-term infection control and may have important implications in the search for a functional HIV cure.

Published
15 March 2013
From
PLoS Pathogens
Malawi: Malawi's Never-Ending Drug Shortage Problem

Malawi is again experiencing a crisis in the delivery of essential medicines, with understaffed clinics and erratic drug supplies preventing many dangerously ill patients from accessing treatment.

Published
20 February 2013
From
AllAfrica
Pegylated interferon may maintain HIV suppression and reduce viral DNA integration

Adding pegylated interferon alfa to antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV may help some people control viral replication when they interrupt treatment, according to a small study reported at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012) and published in the October 26, 2012, advance online edition of the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Published
12 November 2012
From
HIVandHepatitis.com
Brief Treatment Interruptions for Cure Studies Are Safe, Well-Tolerated

Short treatment interruptions of HIV antiretroviral regimens are both safe and well-tolerated, which is good news for scientists pursuing functional cures. 

Published
05 November 2012
From
AIDSMeds
Unplanned treatment interruptions involve a greater risk of virological failure than missing occasional doses

Unstructured treatment interruptions – rather than missed doses of medication – involve a greater risk of a detectable viral load, US research published in the online edition

Published
04 May 2012
By
Michael Carter
Controversy regarding strategic treatment interruptions in young children who start ART during infancy

Two studies generated conflicting data and rather mixed messages about whether it is safe or advisable to strategically interrupt treatment in children (STIC) who have initiated antiretroviral

Published
09 March 2012
By
Theo Smart
Barriers to care: immigration removal centres and HIV

Evidence has shown that a series of failings in immigration removal centres (IRCs) has compromised the continuity of care for people with HIV. Guest writer Daniel Lombard investigates.

Published
13 October 2011
From
HIV treatment update
Treatment breaks lead to fibrosis in HIV/HCV-co-infected patients

Interrupting HIV therapy is associated with the progression of liver damage in patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C, Canadian investigators report in the online edition of

Published
07 April 2011
By
Michael Carter
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