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  • Looking for 'a multitude of ways to cure HIV'

    HIV researchers draw hope from cancer immunotherapies — and inspiration from Timothy Ray Brown

    22 August 2017 | Fred Hutch News Service
  • Dr. Carl June weaves together HIV and cancer research to advance cures for both

    CAR T-cell pioneer and one-time bone marrow transplant fellow will give keynote at HIV cure conference.

    17 August 2017 | Fred Hutch News Service
  • Understanding Exactly How the ‘Berlin Patient’ Was Cured

    The strongest proof that HIV can be cured comes from the case of Timothy Brown, the “Berlin patient.” That triumph was predicated on physicians taking advantage of nature’s own experiment: the existence of a genetic mutation in a normal cell protein, CCR5, the main co-receptor that HIV uses to gain entry into a cell.

    16 August 2017 | amfAR
  • Vorinostat renders dormant HIV infection vulnerable to clearance

    For the first time researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed an assay that can measure antigen production and clearance caused by a latency-reversing agent.

    01 August 2017 | Eurekalert Medicine & Health
  • What can science learn from a child who has controlled HIV without drugs for more than 8 years?

    An HIV-infected child in South Africa who is controlling the virus without antiretroviral (ARV) drugs has reinvigorated the push to find ways to allow people to control the virus for prolonged periods without treatment.

    27 July 2017 | Science
  • Antibody helps keep man's HIV at bay for 10 months

    An experimental therapy has held back one man's HIV infection for 10 months, doctors have reported. He was one of 18 people in a small trial testing injections of "broadly neutralising antibodies" - the natural weapons of the immune system.

    26 July 2017 | BBC News
  • HIV and cancer teams double up to seek out new disease killers

    HIV experts at an international conference starting on Saturday are keenly courting colleagues in oncology to explore whether advances in harnessing the immune system against cancer can help the search for a cure for AIDS.

    22 July 2017 | Reuters
  • A cure for HIV takes a step closer after supercomputers reveal how the virus moves

    By unlocking such secrets of the capsid’s structure, and exposing its vulnerabilities, the researchers claim the simulation will help scientists determine how to break this structure so that it bursts before infecting any human cell. This could eventually lead to a cure.

    19 July 2017 | Alphr
  • The 2017 Pipeline Report

    Treatment Action Group (TAG) announces the launch of its annual research and development landscape analysis: The Pipeline Report: Drugs, Diagnostics, Vaccines, Preventive Technologies, Research Toward a Cure, and Immune-Based and Gene Therapies in Development.

    19 July 2017 | Treatment Action Group
  • Last Gift Study: Community Perspective on End-of-Life HIV Research

    In the second of this 3-part series, Sara Gianella Weibel, MD, on behalf of Infectious Disease Advisor, talks with Jeff Taylor, community activist and long-term HIV survivor, about ethical concerns and practical barriers in end-of-life research and how the HIV community will embrace this type of research.

    21 June 2017 | Infectious Disease Advisor
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap

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