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  • Gene Regulation May Overpower Hidden HIV Reserves

    New research published in The Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that an epigenetic mechanism that controls gene expression may draw HIV out of hiding and make it vulnerable to ART.

    16 March 2018 | Specialty Pharmacy Times
  • Scientists Find No Signs That Well-Treated HIV Replicates in Lymph Nodes

    A research team has found no evidence of ongoing HIV replication in the lymph nodes among individuals receiving fully suppressive antiretroviral (ARV) treatment for the virus. This finding stands in sharp contrast to the conclusions of a 2016 study out of Northwestern University, published in Nature, that indicated that even in the face of ARV treatment, HIV replicates in the lymph nodes, thus helping to replenish the viral reservoir.

    06 March 2018 | Poz
  • Case Western Reserve and Sangamo Therapeutics Announce $11 Million NIH Grant for Study of Gene-Edited T Cells for Viral Eradication of HIV

    The grant will fund a clinical trial to test the hypothesis that treating patients with their own gene-edited T cells may lead to a sustained increase in T cell counts and eradication of latent HIV reservoirs.

    07 February 2018 | Sangamo press release
  • What does an HIV cure mean to you?

    We did a study to better understand the meanings of HIV cure among people living with HIV. This is critical to reconcile what would be clinically feasible with what would be meaningful for people living with HIV.

    06 February 2018 | Positively Aware
  • Update from HIV Persistence 2017

    The 8th biennial HIV Persistence during Therapy Workshop was held in Miami, FL from December 12 – 15, 2017. This meeting has become the reference workshop on HIV reservoir and elimination strategies. Below are some highlights from the meeting.

    31 January 2018 | Positively Aware
  • Lung Cancer Treatment May Successfully Deplete HIV Reservoir

    Nivolumab treatment for non-small-cell lung cancer may induce successful depletion of HIV reservoir, according to a letter to the editor published in the Annals of Oncology.

    30 January 2018 | Infectious Disease Advisor
  • Researchers find latent HIV reservoirs inherently resistant to elimination by CD8+ T-cells

    A research team at GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences found that latent HIV reservoirs exhibit resistance to elimination by CD8+ T-cells.

    23 January 2018 | Eurekalert Inf Dis
  • 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
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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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