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International AIDS Society Prioritizes HIV Cure [VIDEO]

The International AIDS Society (IAS) has designated research towards a cure for HIV/AIDS as one of its top priorities. The spring IAS established a global working group focusing on HIV reservoirs and their eradication -- a key element in the search for a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Nobel Laureate and IAS president-elect Francoise Barré-Sinoussi recently spoke with about the new group, some promising areas of exploration, and the need for more funding to bring this research to fruition. alt

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Can Alcohol Abuse Drug Disulfiram Help Eradicate HIV?

Disulfiram (Antabuse), a medication prescribed to manage alcoholism, can activate resting CD4 cells and flush out latent HIV, a key step towards viral eradication.

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Buying Time for 30 Years

On the 30th anniversary of the first report of AIDS, long-time activist Matt Sharp reflects on his fight to survive and thrive with HIV.

Progress is marked in various ways, and sometimes it is difficult to recognize, especially if it takes 30 years and involves a sexually transmitted infectious virus. This is a common perspective among many people today who cannot imagine what it was like when AIDS tore through the gay community in the early '80s and '90s. They were unaware either because they were not around or were not even born yet. alt

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Study Sheds Light on Residual Viral Load

Residual low-level HIV plasma viremia correlates with size of the CD4 T-cell reservoir, but not immune activation markers. alt

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Researchers Explore Agents that Reduce CD4 Cell Reservoir and Activate Latent HIV

A gold compound, auranofin, can kill memory CD4 T-cells that harbor latent HIV, thereby depleting the viral reservoir, according to a recent study. Other researchers used a high-throughput screen to identify compounds that can flush latent virus out of reservoir cells.


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