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Stem cell transplants show promise as possible AIDS cure

[A study] demonstrated a successful stem cell transplantation from donors harboring an HIV-resistant gene. Blood taken from the patient revealed ...
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Deaths in less developed countries set to surge from malaria, HIV and TB linked to COVID-19 disruptions

Over the next five years, deaths from [HIV, tuberculosis and malaria] could rise by as much as 10%, 20% and ...
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Why worldwide HIV funding is taking a nosedive

As the novel coronavirus continues to squeeze government budgets, experts note there are more questions and uncertainties on the future ...
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With a COVID-19 vaccine only a distant possibility, a HIV containment-like strategy could be best option

Though many people are pinning their hopes on a COVID-19 vaccine, another option is available: preventive treatment. At a Senate ...
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What the porn industry can teach us about how to live safely with coronavirus

Since the late 1990s, when an outbreak of HIV infections threatened to shutter the multibillion-dollar industry, the mainstream porn community ...
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Podcast: Coronavirus isn’t just a bad flu; COVID-19 vaccine may be delayed; and have we cured HIV?

The novel coronavirus is not just "the flu," contrary to what you may have read on social media. There may ...
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Comparing the coronavirus pandemic to past pathogenic threats: HIV, anthrax and Ebola

How does the COVID-19 pandemic compare to other infamous viral infections that have plagued us in modern times? It's a ...
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Second person cured of HIV after experimental stem cell transplant

A London man living with HIV who received an experimental stem cell transplant has appeared free of the virus for ...
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Eliminating HIV by 2030 a real possibility, but ‘we’re not getting off to the right start’

During his State of the Union address in February, President Donald Trump reiterated a promise he had made a year earlier: By ...
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Is the quest for profits getting in the way of ending the HIV epidemic?

Four decades after the HIV epidemic began, there’s finally hope it might end. Indeed, “Getting to Zero” — meaning zero ...
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Failed HIV vaccine study is ‘another frustrating defeat’ in the fight against AIDS

The failure-ridden search for a vaccine that can stop the AIDS virus has delivered yet another frustrating defeat. The HIV ...
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3 experimental vaccines could be ‘game changer’ for HIV treatment

The global fight against the human immunodeficiency virus is poised to make important advances thanks to three experimental HIV vaccines ...
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Podcast: CRISPR advances, HIV cures and a perfect predator for superbugs

Exploring the latest advances in medical biotechnology including CRISPR-based gene therapies, infection-fighting viruses and a cure for HIV. Plus reflections ...
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Podcast: GMO rice could yield affordable treatment to stem HIV in developing world

A research team developed an ingenious solution to a logistical public health problem—adding anti-HIV proteins to rice ...
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Scientists extract ‘near-complete’ HIV genome from 50-year-old tissue sample found ‘sitting in a drawer’

Scientists extracted a near-complete HIV-1 genome from a lymph node that had been preserved in wax for more than 50 ...
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Powerful CAR-T duo uses artificial ‘claws’ to grab and destroy HIV

Lengtigen, a biotech company based in Gaithersburg, MD, teamed up with researchers at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in ...
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Viewpoint: Plants could give us new treatments for cancer, HIV and other diseases if we had better ‘pharming’ regulations

Study suggests that proteins could be obtained from genetically engineered tobacco plants at 1/1,000th the cost of current methods ...
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Once-a-year drug implant could solve one of the biggest obstacles for effective HIV treatments

An early test of a new drug and method of blocking HIV infection suggests they could overcome one of the ...
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Cure for AIDS/HIV? Temper expectations.

As we seek an outright cure for HIV/AIDS, our hope should be grounded in reality ...
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Genetic sequencing of 50-year-old tissue sample boosts theory that HIV emerged 100 years ago

For more than 50 years, the RNA remained hidden in a lymph node that had been snipped out of a ...
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Podcast: Battle to conquer HIV with biotechnology is on. How much progress have we made?

The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is to blame for one of the worst public health crises the world has ever ...
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CRISPR used to cure HIV in mice. Will it lead to new treatments for humans?

Researchers say they have removed HIV from the DNA of mice, an achievement the scientists say could be an early ...
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Viewpoint: He Jiankui’s CRISPR babies experiment was ‘even worse than I first thought’

When He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls whose DNA he had modified when they were embryos using the CRISPR ...
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Can your sex partner alter your microbiome, immune system?

People’s sexual partners could impact both their gut microbiome and their immune system, according to a new study from the University of ...
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‘Paradigm shifting’: Monthly injections could replace daily pills for HIV patients

Long-acting medicines have proved as effective as daily pills in preventing HIV from replicating, according to results from twin trials ...
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Second person cured of HIV? Stem cell transplant sends ‘London patient’ into long-term remission

A man has been in remission from HIV for a year and a half, without drugs, after receiving a stem ...
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NIH blocks research using fetal tissue, prompting calls of ‘scientific censorship’

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have been ordered not to acquire new fetal tissue for their research since ...
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Promising HIV treatment fails in human trials

When Science published a monkey study nearly 2 years ago that showed an anti-inflammatory antibody effectively cured monkeys intentionally infected ...