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May 18, 2015 02:25:00 PMThe AIDS Vaccine Quest
Today is HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, marking the 18th anniversary of that speech and the launch of a major AIDS vaccine development program. No one expected the solution to arise easily. But the quest for a vaccine that can outwit the quick-change artist known as HIV has turned out to be even more challenging than expected. There is, however, good reason to be hopeful.
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May 03, 2015 10:45:00 PMResearchers Persevere in their Efforts to Understand HIV Persistence
The many facets of HIV cure research were discussed and debated this week in Boston at the Keystone-sponsored symposium Mechanisms of HIV Persistence: Implications for a Cure. As the name suggests, one of the main topics on the agenda here was how researchers can gain a handle on understanding the dormant pools of HIV-infected cells that are collectively referred to as the reservoir.
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May 01, 2015 09:21:00 AMA Husband and Wife Team on the Search for a Cure
IAVI Report caught up with husband and wife team Robert and Janet Siliciano from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland, at this week's Keystone Symposium to get their initial impressions of the meeting and their take on the status of HIV cure research.
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April 28, 2015 04:38:00 PMGetting to a Better Place in Boston
It may be next to impossible to imagine a world without HIV, but it’s getting closer to one where HIV will be in remission, says French retrovirologist and Nobel Prize winner Francoise Barré-Sinoussi.
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April 24, 2015 03:50:00 PMThe Problem with Persistence
Persistence pays, so they say. But in the case of HIV, persistence is the main obstacle to finding a cure, which is why research is currently focused on determining how HIV establishes its hiding spots and how it can be roused and eliminated.
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October 31, 2014 03:33:00 PMCreating Connections in Cape Town
South African health minister Aaron Motsoaledi, hobbling with his foot in a boot, arrived this morning in Cape Town after flying overnight from a lung health congress in Barcelona.
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October 31, 2014 03:01:00 PMFirst Study Results of Passive Antibody Transfer Spur Future Planning
Following positive initial results from Phase I safety trials evaluating direct administration of VRC01, an HIV-specific antibody that is able to neutralize a broad variety of HIV strains, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is preparing for a series of further studies to see if this broadly neutralizing antibody is effective in preventing transmission of HIV from mothers to their infants, as well as among high-risk adults.
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October 30, 2014 04:04:00 PMAntibodies Meet Microbicides
Using a laboratory model made from post-surgery cervical and colo-rectal human tissue, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health are seeing positive initial results in HIV prevention by adding powerful antibodies to a topical gel.
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October 30, 2014 12:12:00 PMWith HIV Prevention Possibilities on the Rise, an African Cohort Closes in on a Last Checkup
Several years ago, a group of 613 people recently infected with HIV from Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Kenya, and South Africa volunteered for a scientific study group led by the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI). This extensive study became known as Protocol C and is the largest acute infection cohort in Africa.
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October 29, 2014 03:17:00 PMTackling Stigma in South Africa
Every market needs an index to benchmark itself. In South Africa they’re setting one to measure public attitudes of intolerance and stigma toward people living with HIV and AIDS.
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