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HIV News: Food is medicine for HIV-positive and Type 2 diabetes patients

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA – SAN FRANCISCO) – HIV-positive people who received healthy food and snacks for six months were more likely to adhere to their medication regimens, and they, as well as people with type 2 diabetes, were less depressed and less likely to make trade-offs between food and healthcare, according to a new study led […]

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HIV Treatment News: Antibody combination puts HIV on the ropes

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(SOURCE: ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY) – Without antiretroviral drug treatment, the majority of people infected with HIV ultimately develop AIDS, as the virus changes and evolves beyond the body’s ability to control it. But a small group of infected individuals–called elite controllers–possess immune systems capable of defeating the virus. They accomplish this by manufacturing broadly neutralizing antibodies, which can […]

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HIV Treatment News: Successful antibody trial in HIV-infected individuals

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(SOURCE: GERMAN CENTER FOR INFECTION RESEARCH) – A research team led by investigators of the Rockefeller University in New York and Prof Florian Klein, University Hospital Cologne and German Center for Infection Research (DZIF), has tested a new HIV neutralising antibody, called 10-1074, in humans. The results of the trial have just been published in Nature Medicine. […]

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AIDS Research News: What Does it Take for an AIDS Virus to Infect a Person?

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(SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) – Upon sexual exposure, the AIDS virus must overcome some mighty barriers to find the right target cell and establish a new infection. It must traverse the genital mucosa and squeeze through tightly packed epithelial cells meant to keep invaders out. And then it must thwart the initial immune-system alarm […]

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HIV Research News: SALK SCIENTISTS CRACK THE STRUCTURE OF HIV MACHINERY

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(SOURCE: SALK INSTITUTE) – Antiviral therapy could be improved with the newly uncovered atomic-level details. Salk Institute scientists have solved the atomic structure of a key piece of machinery that allows HIV to integrate into human host DNA and replicate in the body, which has eluded researchers for decades. The findings describing this machinery, known as the […]

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HIV Treatment News: Protein that activates immune response harms body’s ability to fight HIV

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(SOURCE: UCLA) – UCLA-led researchers suggest that blocking type I interferon may help combat the virus that causes AIDS. In findings they call counterintuitive, a team of UCLA-led researchers suggests that blocking a protein, which is crucial to initiating the immune response against viral infections, may actually help combat HIV. Findings from a study in animals appear […]

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HIV Treatment News: CRISPR screening identifies potential HIV treatment targets

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(SOURCE: MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL) – Targeting human genes required for viral reproduction but not for T cell survival would avoid inducing treatment resistance.  Investigators from the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have used the revolutionary new gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 to identify three promising new targets for treatment of HIV […]

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HIV Treatment News: New Antiretroviral Drugs Could Potentially Reduce Chances of HIV Sexual Transmission According to Research

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(IDIBELL-BELLVITGE BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE) According to a recent press release, more than 2 million people got infected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in 2015, being sexual transmission the main channel of infection. Researchers from the Infections of the Respiratory Tract and in Immunocompromised Patients group of the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL), led by Dr. […]

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HIV Treatment News: Researchers Develop Genetically Engineered T cells Armed with Fusion Inhibitor to Prevent HIV Viruses from Entering Cells

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(UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) According to a recent press release, when HIV attacks a T cell, it attaches itself to the cell’s surface and launches a “harpoon” to create an opening to enter and infect the cells. To stop the invasion, researchers from the Penn Center for AIDS Research at the University of […]

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Studies Show that Investigational HIV Therapeutic Vaccine Approach Helps Control SIV

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(THE U.S. MILITARY HIV RESEARCH PROGRAM) According to a recent press release, researchers have found that an investigational treatment combining a therapeutic vaccine and an immune stimulator improves virologic control and delays viral rebound following the discontinuation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) in non-human primates infected with SIV, the simian form of HIV.

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HIV News: Research Shows Hope for Immunotherapy use as Treatment for HIV

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(UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE) According to a recent press release, immunotherapy has revolutionized treatment options in oncology, neurology, and many infectious diseases and now there is fresh hope that the same method could be used to treat or functionally cure HIV, according to two related studies from Perelman School of Medicine at the […]

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HIV News: Researchers Discover How Protein That Blocks HIV-1 From Multiplying in White Blood Cells is Regulated

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(ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE OF MEDICINE) According to a recent press release, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how the protein that blocks HIV-1 from multiplying in white blood cells is regulated. HIV-1 is the virus that causes AIDS, and the discovery could lead to novel approaches for addressing HIV-1 […]