Archive for January, 2016

Is Nano-Antiretroviral Therapy (Nano-ART) the Future of HIV Treatment?

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Nano-ART Experimental Combination Surprises with Anti-HIV Effectiveness A compound developed to protect the nervous system from HIV surprised researchers by augmenting the effectiveness of an investigational antiretroviral drug beyond anything expected. The potency of the combination treatment, tested so far in mice, suggests that it would be possible to rid the body of HIV for months, reducing the frequency with which patients must take these medications from daily to several times a year. Even when people with HIV infection take…

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Breakthrough Agreement Accelerates HIV Cure Research

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The International AIDS Society (IAS) announced on January 20, the finalization of a Common Material Transfer Agreement (cMTA) for the donation and use of antiretroviral drugs for pre-clinical studies in HIV cure research. This major achievement is the result of more than a year of negotiation with leading pharmaceutical companies. “This agreement will greatly accelerate the transfer of drugs for cure and remission studies,” said Nobel Laureate and Co-founder of the IAS Towards an HIV Cure initiative Françoise Barré-Sinoussi. “Many…

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Path to a Cure? A protein in humans and other primates switches on immune system, stops HIV infection

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An new HIV cure path may now be possible. A new study published in the journal Heliyon, has provided amazing insights into finding a cure for HIV. Scientists have uncovered part of a protein, found in humans as well as other primates that can turn on the immune system and fight off HIV at the same time. The findings are big enough to be used in developing anti-HIV gene therapy, researchers suggest. The TRIM5alpha protein has the power to intercept…

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