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Members of Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS Fired

By Katarina Zimmer | January 3, 2018

The move follows mass resignations from the council in June. 

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Medical organizations endorse the “Undetectable = Untransmissible” campaign, which aims to raise awareness of scientific evidence showing that virally suppressed people living with HIV cannot infect others.

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Scientists Look to Epigenetics to Thwart Viruses

By Shawna Williams | September 1, 2017

Some viral pathogens modify chromatin and other epigenetic machinery, making them appealing drug targets.

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image: Resistance to HIV Engineered Via CRISPR

Resistance to HIV Engineered Via CRISPR

By Anna Azvolinsky | August 3, 2017

Mice transplanted with human hematopoietic stem cells that have an HIV receptor gene, CCR5, disrupted by gene editing allows the animals to ward off HIV infection. 

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Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.

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image: Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV Antibodies

Immunized Cows Produce Anti-HIV Antibodies

By Jef Akst | July 20, 2017

Cows injected with a protein that mimics HIV’s envelope make broadly neutralizing antibodies that inhibit multiple strains of the virus.

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image: Demonstrating Discontent, May 21, 1990

Demonstrating Discontent, May 21, 1990

By Andrea Anderson | July 17, 2017

Activists demanded greater access to and involvement in clinical research for AIDS treatments—and their protests were heard.

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image: Study: New Test Can Unearth Elusive HIV

Study: New Test Can Unearth Elusive HIV

By Aggie Mika | May 29, 2017

The assay screens for latent virus that has the capacity to activate if antiretroviral therapy stops.

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image: HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus

HIV Vaccines May Help Tamp Down Virus

By Kerry Grens | February 24, 2017

A fraction of HIV patients in a small, uncontrolled study were able to stop antiretroviral therapy after receiving the immune boosters.

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image: Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines

Unique Antibodies Open Path Toward New HIV Vaccines

By Amanda B. Keener | January 27, 2017

A family of broadly neutralizing antibodies from a chronically infected donor provides a schematic for designing vaccines and treatments that target multiple strains of the virus.

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