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Glow cat: fluorescent green felines could help study of HIV - The Guardian

Daily MailGlow cat: fluorescent green felines could help study of HIVThe GuardianIn the case of the glowing cats, the scientists hope to use the GM animals in the study of HIV/Aids. "Cats are susceptible to feline immunodeficiency virus [FIV], a close relative of HIV, the cause of Aids," said professors Helen Sang and Bruce ...Glow in the dark cats: Gene that lights up under green light could help find ...Daily MailMayo Clinic Teams with Glowing Cats Against AIDS, Other DiseasesMarketWatch (press release)Glow-in-the-Dark Kittens Lend a Paw to AIDS FightLiveScience.comScience Now -New Scientistall 29 news articles »

11 September 2011
The Guardian
New factor in HIV infection uncovered

Scientists have revealed the specific process by which the HIV virus infects healthy T cells -- a process previously unknown. The principal investigator says he hopes this breakthrough will start a new line on inquiry into how researchers can use this knowledge to create drugs that could limit or halt HIV infection.

24 August 2011
Science Daily
Cell-to-cell spread of HIV keeps viral reservoir going despite ART

The presence of very low levels of HIV in the blood despite treatment with highly potent antiretroviral regimens could be explained by cell-to-cell spread of the virus

17 August 2011
Keith Alcorn
HIV Cure - NIH Funding Will Back More Research

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has recently earmarked a $14.6 million grant to be given to research teams across the country for a common goal-make progress and find a functional cure for HIV.

15 August 2011
Scientist develops virus that targets HIV: Using a virus to kill a virus

In what represents an important step toward curing HIV, a scientist has created a virus that hunts down HIV-infected cells.

08 August 2011
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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

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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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