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Clinical trials of breakthrough gene therapy to treat HIV to start in 2012

A company founded by Nobel laureate David Baltimore, the discoverer of reverse transcriptase, plans a clinical trial of a novel gene therapy to cure people of HIV.

04 August 2011
AIDS: No hiding place

The long-sought goal of a cure for AIDS is inching closer.

22 July 2011
The Economist
Launch of the Rome statement for an HIV cure

Members of the Advisory Board for a global scientific strategy “Towards an HIV Cure” today launched the Rome Statement for an HIV Cure calling for an acceleration of HIV cure research. The announcement was made at the 6th IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention (IAS 2011) currently being held in Rome.

18 July 2011
International AIDS Society
Lifelong Antiretroviral Therapy Unsustainable, Experts Say

Carl Dieffenbach and Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases write that lifelong, daily-dosage ART is not a sustainable strategy in a world where 2.5 million people become infected with HIV each year. Researchers must also find cures and vaccines to eliminate the need for this lifelong and challenging treatment.

03 June 2011
Special Report: An end to AIDS?

The man known as "the Berlin patient" has become an icon of what scientists hope could be the next phase of the AIDS pandemic: its end.

01 June 2011
`More money needed` for HIV cure

More investment is needed to find a cure for HIV, the new head of the International Aids Society has said.

01 June 2011
TV interview: Timothy Ray Brown, Berlin patient, says his HIV is cured

Timothy Ray Brown tested positive for HIV back in 1995, but has now entered scientific journals as the first man in world history to have that HIV virus completely eliminated from his body in what doctors call a “functional cure.”

17 May 2011
CBS News San Francisco
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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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