Tag Archives: HIV/AIDS

This is not the cure for HIV

CCR5 deficiency predisposes to fatal outcomes in influenza virus infection. Continue reading

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T cell exhaustion during persistent viral infections

Why does the immune system fail to clear some virus (and other infections) and allow a state of chronic infection to occur? Continue reading

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HIV Rev – Really Exasperating Virus protein

Two papers provide a more detailed structural picture of how HIV Rev works. Continue reading

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HIV-Mediated Apoptosis: New Therapeutic Targets

This review discusses the apoptotic pathways that result in the demise of the immune system in HIV infection. Continue reading

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Why HIV Virions Have Low Numbers of Envelope Spikes: Implications for Vaccine Development

A theoretical basis why artificial virus-like particles (VPLs) with a high density of envelope spikes might make a safe and efecting prophylactic vaccine against HIV. Continue reading

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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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