Over the past few years, a tiny – but slowly growing – number of people appeared to have had active, living, reproducing HIV completely eliminated from their bodies.
UK Patient Likely to Be the Second Person Cured of HIV: Two Further Cases at CROI 2019 of HIV Remission After Allogenic Stem Cell Transplants
The procedure used in this case was similar to that used in the only previously confirmed HIV cure case, "Berlin patient" Timothy Ray Brown, albeit with a somewhat less aggressive approach.
Integrase inhibitors are associated with greater increases in body weight than other antiretrovirals, especially among women and black people. But it's unclear whether these changes are clinically significant.
Word is getting out that, barring some major setback, long-acting injectable HIV antiretrovirals will soon be coming our way. Patients have come to my clinic asking about it; others muse that they wish there were shots instead of pills, and are heart...
As unsavory as probably it is to most of us, there's big news in the claim by He Jiankui, Ph.D., that he was able to use Crispr-Cas9 technology to alter the genes of twin girls so they were born with their CD4 cells not expressing the CCR5 co-recepto...
Researchers hope that by interacting with the toll-like receptor protein TLR-7 an experimental drug can help increase the immune system's ability to sense and attack HIV and HIV-infected cells.
"As exemplified by the AZT protests, advocates have long pointed out the injustice of excessive, access-limiting profiteering on treatments developed with public support."
The results from this pilot study are exciting and raise many issues that need to be taken into account for future studies of broadly neutralizing antibodies.
As a Strategy for HIV Prevention, Disabling the CCR5 Gene in Embryos Implanted in HIV-Negative Mothers Makes Zero Sense
Paul Sax, M.D., puts it bluntly: "[I]t makes zero sense to do this since the babies aren't at risk of getting HIV to begin with."
A Chinese scientist claims to have edited human DNA to make us more resistant to HIV. Here's why that's not good news.