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JUL 22, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Hunt for HIV cure bolstered by new research

A cure for HIV remains elusive, but scientists say the hunt is more hopeful than ever, based on the prospects of new research described at the International AIDS Society conference this week. Scientists reported on progress on gene therapy and using antibodies to neutralize HIV, research into why some HIV-infected people are able to stay in remission off drugs after ...

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JUL 21, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Teen Stays in HIV Remission 12 Years Without Drugs, But Researchers Don't See Permanent Cure

Researchers from the Institut Pasteur in Paris presented their findings at the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference and said they are still trying to understand why the teen has been able to stay off HIV treatment without the virus becoming detectable again. The teen was born in 1996 to an HIV-positive mother and underwent antiretroviral therapy for six years, ...

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JUL 21, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Studies show success in HIV drugs for prevention

The practice, known as pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, means that a healthy person who engages in sex with an HIV-positive partner takes anti-retroviral drugs daily as a preventive measure to ward off HIV. "Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a game changer" in preventing the spread of HIV, said US researcher Chris Beyrer, co-chair of the International AIDS Society (IAS) science conference ...

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JUL 21, 2015 - Huffington Post

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French Teen's HIV Infection Under Control For 12 Years, Even Without Drugs

An 18-year-old French teen born with the AIDS virus has had her infection under control and nearly undetectable despite stopping treatment 12 years ago — an unprecedented remission, doctors are reporting. The teen might have some form of natural resistance to HIV that hasn't yet been discovered. But her case revives hope that early, aggressive treatment can limit how strongly ...

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JUL 20, 2015 - Yahoo! News

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Experts urge shift in HIV treatment at global meet in Canada

AIDS researchers released a call to action Sunday for a worldwide shift in HIV treatment, to providing medication immediately after diagnosis instead of first watching for signs of illness to appear. "Immediate antiretroviral (ARV) treatment more than doubles an individual's prospects of staying healthy and surviving," said the Vancouver Consensus, a statement signed by leading AIDS scientists and officials at ...

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