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STUDY: HIV Progression Linked to The Breakdown of B-Cells

STUDY: HIV Progression Linked to The Breakdown of B-Cells

When it comes to finding a cure for HIV, every step that gets scientists closer to understanding how the disease does its dirty deeds inside the body should be considered valuable steps.

 

By: David Heitz

STUDY: HIV Progression Linked to The Breakdown of B-Cells

By: David Heitz
March 21st
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STUDY: HIV Progression Linked to The Breakdown of B-Cells

BREAKING: New Type of HIV Vaccine Shows Promising Results

BREAKING: New Type of HIV Vaccine Shows Promising Results

Research published in Annals of Internal Medicine showed a new type of HIV vaccine was well tolerated and elicited immune responses. 

By: David Heitz

BREAKING: New Type of HIV Vaccine Shows Promising Results

By: David Heitz
March 9th
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BREAKING: New Type of HIV Vaccine Shows Promising Results

How Scientists Cut HIV Out of its Hiding Spots Using "Molecular Scissors"

How Scientists Cut HIV Out of its Hiding Spots Using "Molecular Scissors"

 It has been talked about as a real possibility that has inspired hope for some time now: Genetically editing HIV right out of cells. And while the reality of such gene editing still is most likely a very long way away, scientists in Germany have found a new way to do it that appears safe and totally effective. Reported online this week in the journal Nature Biotechnology , the fascinating paper shows how researchers created a new enzyme called Brec1 to serve as a “molecular scissors” to splice HIV right out of a cell’s DNA. Reported first in the news media by Ars Technica , writer Beth Mole explains in common language how the scientists accomplished such a feat. “With a custom enzyme made through coerced evolution,
By: David Heitz

How Scientists Cut HIV Out of its Hiding Spots Using "Molecular Scissors"

By: David Heitz
February 26th
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February 26th
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How Scientists Cut HIV Out of its Hiding Spots Using "Molecular Scissors"

How One Foundation Is Fast-Tracking HIV Research

How One Foundation Is Fast-Tracking HIV Research

They may not be the largest foundation dedicated to ending HIV, but the Campbell Foundation has a reputation for coming through when important research projects need a boost to continue their momentum.

 

By: David Heitz

How One Foundation Is Fast-Tracking HIV Research

By: David Heitz
February 18th
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February 18th
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How One Foundation Is Fast-Tracking HIV Research

STUDY: HIV Uses "Tiny Molecular Claws" To Penetrate Healthy Cells

STUDY: HIV Uses "Tiny Molecular Claws" To Penetrate Healthy Cells

This new finding, published in the Nature Journal, could lead to novel advancements in treatment. 

By: David Heitz

STUDY: HIV Uses "Tiny Molecular Claws" To Penetrate Healthy Cells

By: David Heitz
February 18th
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February 18th
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Charlie Sheen Lines Up for Injectable HIV Treatment

Charlie Sheen Lines Up for Injectable HIV Treatment

  An antibody-based, injectable treatment that has raised high hopes among people living with HIV has caught the attention of Charlie Sheen. Sheen was scorned by the HIV medical and scientific community when he appeared on Dr. Oz in January and reported he had gone off traditional HIV therapy in favor of an alternative treatment in Mexico. The therapy involved goat milk provided by a doctor not licensed to practice in the U.S. Related HIV Equal News: Charlie Sheen is famous, not an HIV expert Now Sheen is saying he wants in on a trial being conducted by CytoDyn. He appeared on Dr. Oz again last week, this time with CytoDyn CEO Nader Pourhassan, who granted an exclusive interview to HIV Equal in September to discuss CytoDyn’s
By: David Heitz

Charlie Sheen Lines Up for Injectable HIV Treatment

By: David Heitz
February 16th
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Charlie Sheen Lines Up for Injectable HIV Treatment

Scientists Develop Protein That Blocks Both Strains of HIV

Scientists Develop Protein That Blocks Both Strains of HIV

“By reducing CCR5 expression and preventing HIV viral fusion, Cal-1 may protect the treated cells against HIV."

 

By: David Heitz

Scientists Develop Protein That Blocks Both Strains of HIV

By: David Heitz
February 16th
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Scientists Develop Protein That Blocks Both Strains of HIV

Buzzkill: Alcohol Is Harder on People With HIV

Buzzkill: Alcohol Is Harder on People With HIV

  New research has found that even moderate alcohol consumption among people with HIV, even those who are undetectable, is more harmful to them than among people who don’t have the virus. Published Feb. 2 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence , the new study examined data from the Veterans Aging Cohort Study (VACS), which is comprised of patients receiving Veterans Health Administration Care between 2008 and 2011. Researchers studied the association between alcohol use and mortality and other signs of physiologic injury, according to a Yale News release. “It demonstrates that even among people on ART with suppressed viral load, who are much less sick in general, there is still an added effect of alcohol
By: David Heitz

Buzzkill: Alcohol Is Harder on People With HIV

By: David Heitz
February 15th
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Scientists Find Way to "Kick" HIV Out of its Hiding Spots

Scientists Find Way to "Kick" HIV Out of its Hiding Spots

A drug used to treat alcoholism also wakes up latent HIV reservoirs hiding in the bodies of infected people.

 

By: David Heitz

Scientists Find Way to "Kick" HIV Out of its Hiding Spots

By: David Heitz
February 14th
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Scientists Find Way to "Kick" HIV Out of its Hiding Spots

How Genes React Differently to HIV-1 and HIV-2

How Genes React Differently to HIV-1 and HIV-2

Learning the difference between the two types of HIV could lead to more targeted therapies for the different strains.

By: David Heitz

How Genes React Differently to HIV-1 and HIV-2

By: David Heitz
February 14th
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How Genes React Differently to HIV-1 and HIV-2