Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

Gene editing eradicates HIV-1

More than three decades after the discovery of HIV, AIDS remains a major public health problem affecting greater than 35.3 million people worldwide. Current antiretroviral therapy fails to eradicate HIV infection, partly due to the persistence of virus reservoirs. A … Continue reading

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A global network of researchers? Not really – small worlds.

The high clustering coefficient coupled with a short average distance between nodes suggests a “small-world phenomenon” among HIV and HPV researchers. Continue reading

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HIV cure research – advances and prospects

Recent strategies that have been developed in the search for an HIV cure and to improve life quality of people living with HIV. Continue reading

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Remember what happened last time we "cured" AIDS?

Timothy Brown, the “Berlin patient” was freed of HIV infection via a bone marrow transfusion from a compatible CCR5Δ32 donor in 2007. Last year there was a report of a newborn baby cured by very early drug therapy. The news … Continue reading

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Up close and three-dimensional: HIV inside the gut

Imaging HIV in the gut. Continue reading

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Making sense of microbiology

In a discussion on Twitter earlier this week I made an off the cuff remark which turned out to be unexpectedly telling. Continue reading

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HIV thirty years on

It has been thirty years since human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) was first identified as the cause of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Continue reading

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How JC virus causes PML

JC polyomavirus is a bit of a mystery. Many people are infected with it, but few become ill as a result. This virus bides its time. Continue reading

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Getting rid of HIV for good

To assess the efficacy of these elimination strategies in HIV-1 infected patients we must be able to measure the size of the remaining latent reservoir. Continue reading

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