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European Cure Review concentrates on HIV therapeutic vaccines

A cure for HIV would almost inevitably have to involve a vaccine to improve the body’s natural ability to control HIV, a seminar on European HIV cure

16 November 2017
Gus Cairns
ABX464 reduces HIV reservoir but doesn’t delay viral rebound

ABX464, a new drug that stimulates the clearance of HIV from infected cells, reduces the reservoir of HIV DNA in the body but does not delay the

26 October 2017
Keith Alcorn
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
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Experimental HIV therapy may block virus longer with fewer drugs, Florida study says

A new therapy for HIV that does not require a lifelong regimen of daily drug cocktails may be on the horizon if early indications from studies on mice prove effective in people, scientists at the Scripps Research Institute in Florida announced Tuesday in the journal, Cell Reports.

18 October 2017
Miami Herald
Gilead Awards $7.5 Million in Second Round of Grants to Advance HIV Cure Research

Gilead Sciences, Inc. today announced the second round of recipients of its HIV cure grants program. This new commitment will provide $7.5 million to support five additional HIV cure research initiatives led by top academic institutions and focused on translational research and efficacy studies in preclinical models.

16 October 2017
Gilead press release
HIV controlled with improved CAR T therapy; human testing planned next spring

A breakthrough cancer treatment is to be tested in patients next year for its original purpose, controlling HIV infection.

13 October 2017
The San Diego Union-Tribune
New approach for AIDS: Lock HIV in reservoir cells, to die through apoptosis

With the successful suppression of the AIDS virus (HIV) through medication, the focus turns toward its eradication. Researchers have developed a new compound that is key to the destruction of HIV. When the compound is introduced into infected cells, viral budding is suppressed thereby confining it within the host cells. The cell then dies naturally through apoptosis. This treatment is hoped to lead to the complete recovery from AIDS in the near future.

04 October 2017
Science Daily
Progress in fighting HIV 'could save lung cancer victims too'

Cancer Research UK has awarded two London experts, Professor Charles Swanton and Dr Jonathan Hare, £250,000 to study whether similarities in the way the Aids virus and lung cancer evade the immune system could lead to the first improvement in survival rates in the latter in two decades.

02 October 2017
Evening Standard
UNC researchers identify a new HIV reservoir

"The fact that HIV-infected macrophages can persist means that any possible therapeutic intervention to eradicate HIV might have to target two very different types of cells."

25 September 2017
UNC press release
How do we know if someone’s in HIV remission?

One of the challenges in the field of HIV cure and remission is that researchers are not able to predict what will happen when a person living with HIV stops HIV medications.

25 September 2017
BETA 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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