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AIDS 2012: HIV Cure Research: From the Basic Science Lab into the Clinic [VIDEO]

Investigators presented a selection of the latest HIV cure research at an oral session and press conference at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) on July 26.

"Today might be considered the day when the cure research agenda moves form the basic science lab into the clinic," said Steven altDeeks, co-chair (with Francois Barre-Sinoussi) of the International AIDS Society's Towards an HIV Cure working group.

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International AIDS Society Launches Global Scientific Strategy Towards an HIV Cure

In the lead-up to the 19th International AIDS Conference next week in Washington, DC, the International AIDS Society has launched its first strategy for advocacy and research towards a cure for HIV, developed over the past 2 years by an international working group of experts in the field.


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HIV Gene Therapy Shows Long-term Safety and Activity after 11 Years

Genetically modified T-cells engineered to attack HIV were still present and showed continued antiviral activity, with no serious adverse outcomes, 11 years after administration, according to log-term follow-up data from 3 studies described in the latest issue of Science Translational Medicine.alt

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The Berlin Patient: The HIV Cure Case Report with a Name

Controversy has been stirring among scientists, activists, and the media during the past week due to developments in the case of the Berlin Patient, Timothy Brown. So far there have been a dozen or more reports that have interpreted new information in a variety of ways. Even expert researchers are not exactly sure what to make of these developments.alt

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CROI 2012: The Long and Winding Road to a Cure for HIV

No one ever thought finding a cure for AIDS would be easy. Medical research is rarely clear-cut, and an HIV cure breakthrough will be a monumental achievement. Yet at this year's Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI 2012), there were significant signs that AIDS cure research is on its way up a long and winding road at the foot of a very big hill. While a functional cure (ability to control HIV without antiretroviral treatment) or total HIV eradication (known as sterilizing cure) may be a steep climb, advances in this field may improve the current state of HIV treatment.alt

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