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As a Strategy for HIV Prevention, Disabling the CCR5 Gene in Embryos Implanted in HIV-Negative Mothers Makes Zero Sense Img

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."

World's First Gene-Edited Babies? Premature, Dangerous and Irresponsible Img

World's First Gene-Edited Babies? Premature, Dangerous and Irresponsible

A Chinese scientist claims to have edited human DNA to make us more resistant to HIV. Here's why that's not good news.

Combining Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Shows Promise Img

Combining Broadly Neutralizing Antibodies Shows Promise

Results from the first human trials of a dual broadly neutralizing antibodies regimen appeared effective, safe, and well tolerated.

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What Is the State of the Art in HIV Treatment and Prevention?

With several new regimens nearing late-stage trials, a new generation of HIV antiretrovirals may soon be entering the marketplace.

The CHAMP Study: Clues to Natural Control of HIV Infection Img

The CHAMP Study: Clues to Natural Control of HIV Infection

Steven Deeks, M.D., and colleagues seek to define the frequency of "post-treatment controllers," who maintain control of HIV growth after discontinuing antiretroviral therapy.

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Making Clinical Trials of PrEP More Inclusive of Women, No Matter Their Pregnancy Status

Three new trials of HIV prevention drugs seek to answer directly a question that researchers inside and outside the field of HIV have explicitly avoided for years: How do drugs work -- and are they safe -- in pregnant and breastfeeding women?

NIH Launches Study to Test Combination Antibody Treatment for HIV Infection Img

NIH Launches Study to Test Combination Antibody Treatment for HIV Infection

An early phase clinical trial testing infusions of combination antibodies in people living with HIV has begun to evaluate whether periodic infusions of two highly potent, HIV-specific, broadly neutralizing antibodies are safe in people living with HI...

Post-AIDS 2018 Updates on HIV Cure Research Img

Post-AIDS 2018 Updates on HIV Cure Research

In the aftermath of the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), there has been some reflecting on the challenges facing the HIV cure research field.

Studying HIV Persistence in Liver Macrophages Img

Studying HIV Persistence in Liver Macrophages

Invesitgators sought to determine whether human liver macrophages can sequester infectious HIV in people on antiretroviral therapy.

Potential New Targets to Block HIV Latency Img

Potential New Targets to Block HIV Latency

Researchers have demonstrated that HIV latency can be maintained in actively growing cells, a finding that may open new avenues to abolishing latency.