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July 02, 2015 10:12:00 AMIf you build it, they will come
Progress, inspiration, and hope: these three words aptly describe the latest issue of IAVI Report, published this week, which profiles six prominent women scientists and their dedication to working toward ending the AIDS pandemic. This issue also follows esteemed researcher Steve Deeks as he navigates the recently held Keystone Symposium. And a detailed report on a trio of research papers showcasing progress in developing and testing vaccine immunogens designed to induce bNAbs.
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June 16, 2015 01:32:00 PMGlobal HIV Treatment Guidelines May Be Revised Based on Study
A lead physician with the World Health Organization (WHO) says the Geneva-based group may change its guidelines for when HIV-infected individuals should start antiretroviral treatment (ART), a move that could potentially affect millions.
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June 08, 2015 12:19:00 PMAntibodies Re-Energize Vaccine Investigations
Ever since Edward Jenner developed the first successful vaccine against the dreaded smallpox virus, researchers have been riveted by the interplay between the body’s defense mechanisms and pathogens staging an attack.
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June 02, 2015 05:18:00 PMAnswering the Call: Battling Ebola with Experience
When an outbreak of Ebola exploded last August in the West African countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone, US-based physician-researcher Pat Fast received a call out of the blue.
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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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