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  • NIH study supports use of short-term HIV treatment interruption in clinical trials

    A short-term pause in HIV treatment during a carefully monitored clinical trial does not lead to lasting expansion of the HIV reservoir nor cause irreversible damage to the immune system, new findings suggest.

    11 January 2018 | National Institutes of Health
  • Selective suppression of inflammation could deplete HIV and control HIV activation

    A class of anti-inflammatory drugs already FDA-approved for rheumatoid arthritis could "purge" the reservoir of infected immune cells in people infected by HIV, according to new research.

    02 January 2018 | Emory University
  • Preliminary study hints that genetically modified T cells might fight HIV

    The same kind of DNA tinkering that produced the first FDA-approved gene therapy for cancer has shown hints of suppressing and even eradicating HIV infection in lab animals, scientists have reported. Although the study was small — it tested the genetically engineered “CAR” cells on only two monkeys as well as on cells growing in lab dishes — it suggests that after 30 years of fruitless efforts to come up with an AIDS vaccine there might be a wholly new way to get the immune system to fight HIV infection.

    02 January 2018 | STAT
  • Could a virus kill HIV? Ottawa research shows promise

    A virus being tested as a potential cancer treatment is showing promise for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), according to a study by a team of Ottawa researchers.

    20 December 2017 | CBC.ca
  • Frontiers of HIV Research: The Man Who Was Nearly Cured

    “The whole excitement around Clark is that we were able to initiate therapy so early that we were hoping to prevent the establishing of latency,” says Deeks. “But it did not happen. We got close; we may have been off by a day or two. We did not achieve a real cure.”

    13 December 2017 | KQED
  • The challenge of defining an HIV cure

    What does a cure for HIV infection look like? It sounds like a simple question, but because of the way the virus can persist in the body, there are significant challenges associated with trying to define if a cure might have been achieved. As the research effort to develop a safe, effective, broadly accessible HIV cure expands, the issue of how to measure success remains central, and is important to understand.

    12 December 2017 | Positively Aware
  • HIV ‘cure’ based on one patient? Here’s what you need to know

    Headlines today raise hope that a cancer drug could “cure” HIV infection. But this potential cure is based on results from just a single man whose reservoir of dormant HIV-infected cells went down after treatment with the cancer drug nivolumab.

    04 December 2017 | Health News Review
  • Bristol-Myers Cancer Drug Opdivo Shows Surprising HIV Impact

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Co.’s blockbuster drug Opdivo had a stunning effect on a lung-cancer patient treated at a Paris hospital: it drained hard-to-reach reservoirs of his HIV infection, too.

    01 December 2017 | Bloomberg
  • Four big insights into HIV/AIDS that provide hope of finding a vaccine

    African researchers have been performing cutting-edge research to contribute to addressing the HIV epidemic. The sub-Saharan African Network for TB/HIV Research Excellence has been at the forefront of this research and has provided some important insights into how the virus spreads as well as the immune mechanisms that enable some people to control the virus without antiretroviral drugs.

    24 November 2017 | The Conversation
  • The German CEO Pushing for an Immunotherapy to Treat Cancer and HIV

    Mariola Söhngen, CEO of Mologen, discusses biotech entrepreneurship in Germany and her company’s unique immunotherapy against both cancer and HIV.

    23 October 2017 | Labiotech.eu (blog)
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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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