Tagged: HIV

Developing an HIV vaccine

In 2015, 17 million HIV-infected individuals worldwide were on antiretroviral drug therapies, which are remarkably effective in suppressing the virus. Yet, 6000 people a day became newly infected, making the quest for an effective...

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How HIV Can Escape an Experimental CRISPR Therapy

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing has shown remarkable therapeutic potential, including the ability to fightpathogens like HIV. But the same process that inactivates the deadly virus may also enable it to escape the treatment, according to...

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HIV’s shape-shifting envelope protein

HIV’s envelope protein (Env) coats virus particles and allows HIV to enter host cells. HIV entry is highly dynamic. Env proteins work in groups of three (called trimers), which bind to the viral receptor...

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Genome Editing Cuts Out HIV

Like other retroviruses, the genetic material of HIV wedges itself into the genome of its human host. While antiretroviral therapies are effective at repressing HIV, they don’t eliminate the integrated virus, which can lie...

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Two Patients Rid of HIV?

Timothy Ray Brown, the “Berlin patient,” was the first person reported to be cured of HIV. He has shown no signs of infection for five years since receiving a bone marrow transplant to treat...

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Cure for HIV-Infected Newborns?

A treatment that previously eliminated HIV infection from a Mississippi infant will be tested in a clinical trial, Nature reported. Newborns with possible HIV infections will be given a course of three antiretroviral drugs in hopes of knocking...

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