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New Hope of a Cure for HIV

Medical researchers are again in pursuit of a goal they had all but abandoned: curing AIDS.

Published
28 November 2011
From
New York Times
HIV Cure-Related Clinical Research Workshop

The AIDS Policy Project, Foundation for AIDS Research (amFAR), Project Inform, and the Treatment Action Group (TAG) have produced a new report on HIV cure-related research.

Published
02 November 2011
From
Treatment Action Group
HIV vaccine is a small breakthrough, but not a cure

Tests produced encouraging results for researchers in Spain, but the eradication of this disease is still a long way off.

Published
29 September 2011
From
The Guardian
Gene therapy for HIV is “progress towards functional cure” say researchers

Investigators of a new gene therapy approach to HIV treatment claim that their findings represent “significant progress towards a `functional cure`”, after results from Sangamo Biosciences phase

Published
20 September 2011
By
Keith Alcorn
Scientists find way to "disarm" AIDS virus

Researchers from the United States and Europe working in laboratories on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) found it is unable to damage the immune system if cholesterol is removed from the virus's membrane. "It's like an army that has lost its weapons but still has flags, so another army can recognize it and attack it," said Adriano Boasso of Imperial College London, who led the study.

Published
20 September 2011
From
Reuters
"Functional Cure" For HIV/AIDS Glimpsed In Small Trial

Researchers testing a potential new gene therapy for HIV/AIDS say they are excited by early results that represent significant progress towards a "functional cure" for the disease.

Published
19 September 2011
From
HIV / AIDS News From Medical News Today
Sangamo’s Blood-Cell Gene Therapy Fights HIV Without Drugs

Gene therapy developed by Sangamo Bioscience Inc. to mimic the blocking effect of white blood cells in people naturally immune to HIV helped six patients fight off the disease without drugs, a study showed.

Published
19 September 2011
From
Bloomberg Business Week
Sangamo gene therapy shows promise in reducing HIV

An early stage trial of Sangamo BioSciences Inc's HIV treatment found that the gene therapy reduced levels of the virus and even eliminated it in one patient with a naturally occurring gene mutation.

Published
18 September 2011
From
Reuters
Sangamo’s Blood-Cell Gene Therapy Fights HIV Without Drugs

Gene therapy developed by Sangamo Bioscience Inc. to mimic the blocking effect of white blood cells in people naturally immune to HIV helped six patients fight off the disease without drugs, a study showed.

Published
18 September 2011
From
Bloomberg Business Week
Behind the Headlines: Glowing cats 'may aid HIV research'

Understandably, the media focused on the cats’ modification that made them glow in the dark. This property was actually just a means for assessing whether the cats had been successfully modified to carry a virus-resistance gene. The coverage in some papers also overstated the potential benefits for HIV research.

Published
13 September 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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