Archive for July, 2014

How Many People Have Been Cured of HIV? One.

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Several reports being presented to coincide with an international AIDS conference this week may at first raise hopes that it could be possible to cure HIV infection. But two other major developments make it clear that it’s pretty much back to the drawing board for researchers trying to find a way to thwart the virus. In one report, researchers at St. Vincent’s Hospital and the Kirby Institute in Sydney, Australia, say two men who got bone marrow transplants to treat…

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HIV Vaccine: Scientists Push For Access Over Profit

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As the world inches closer to the discovery of a vaccine for HIV, experts at the ongoing 2014 AIDS conference in Melbourne, Australia, have promised to push for access over profit and provide a hedge against the “economic agenda” of pharmaceuticals that mainly impact developing countries. Wayne Koff, senior vice president and chief scientific officer, International AIDS Vaccine Initiative, who described vaccines as the only way to end the HIV epidemic, said the community of scientists working on the HIV…

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