Tag Archives: HIV

HIV flushed out by cancer drug

HIV can be flushed out of its hiding places in the body using a cancer drug, researchers show. The cornerstone of treatment, anti-retroviral therapy, kills the virus in the bloodstream but leaves “HIV reservoirs” untouched. The study, published in PLoS Pathogens, showed the drug was “highly potent” at reactivating hidden HIV. Experts said the findings were interesting, but it was ...

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AIDS epidemic can be brought under control by 2030

There is a chance the Aids epidemic can brought under control by 2030, according to a report by the United Nations Aids agency. It said the number of new HIV infections and deaths from Aids were both falling. However, it called for far more international effort as the “current pace cannot end the epidemic”. And charity Medecins Sans Frontieres warned ...

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HIV found again in child believed to have been cured

HIV found again in child believed to have been cured Tragic news was announced yesterday, as the “Mississippi Baby” – a child believed to have been functionally cured of HIV – was found to have detectable levels of the HIV virus once more. After nearly 2 years of not taking antiretroviral therapy (ART) without any evidence of the virus returning, ...

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