Tag Archives: hiv reservoirs

Advances in HIV/AIDS Cure

The prospects for a cure now look brighter because of technological and medical advances. Toulon, France, September 26, 2011 — To this day, the "Berlin Patient" is believed to be the only person to ever be cured of HIV, and that cure was basically stumbled upon-a cure by serendipity, if you will. What was originally a transplant to treat HIV-related ... Read More »

New Ways for Purging the HIV Reservoir

A number of different methods are being looked at to deal with the HIV reservoirs, and the majority of the most recent clinical trials are studying the effectiveness of HDAC inhibitors. Toulon, France, September 16, 2011 — Normally, after antiretroviral therapy (ART) is stopped, the suppressed HIV dwelling inside HIV-positive people reemerge from their dormant state and come alive, quickly ... Read More »

Approaches to HIV Eradication

The various approaches to HIV eradication all address a problem, and that problem is the HIV reservoir. HIV reservoirs have been called the last hiding place for HIV within the body. The final step toward finding a cure against HIV lies in dealing with HIV reservoirs. Toulon, France, August 30, 2011 – What can be done about HIV eradication? The ... Read More »

HIV Eradication Now and Then – Time to Take Action Toward an HIV Cure

With a combined effort and continued research the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic seems more in reach when comparing HIV Eradication Now and Then. It will take an ongoing combined effort, but with continued research a cure could be near. Toulon, France (August 20, 2011) — When HIV/AIDS first began infecting people the likelihood of a cure seemed out ... Read More »

HIV Cure – NIH Funding Will Back More Research

Financing is one of the main obstacles toward cracking the final piece of the HIV cure puzzle-HIV reservoirs-and the backing of the NIH helps out in that regard. Toulon, France – August 13, 2011 — The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a division of the National Institutes of Health, has recently earmarked a $14.6 million grant to ... Read More »

Eight Years of Commitment in HIV Reservoirs and Cure Research

The 5th International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies will take place this year from December 6th to December 9th in St. Martin in the West Indies. Toulon, France, July 14, 2011 — The 5th International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies will take place this year from December 6th to December 9th in St. Martin ... Read More »

HIV Workshop Focuses on Curative Strategies

The 5th International Workshop on HIV Persistence is coming up at the end of the year, and anticipation in the HIV research community is increasing as the event draws closer. Toulon, France, June 27, 2011 — The 5th International Workshop on HIV Persistence is coming up at the end of the year, and anticipation in the HIV research community is ... Read More »

Eliminating Persistent HIV Reservoirs

A scientific paper has just been published to summarize current research towards HIV cure and draw a roadmap for coming years to achieve it. Toulon, France, June 20, 2011 — There is optimism in the air about the recent discoveries in HIV research. through the discovery of antiretroviral therapy (ART) medications, HIV-infected individuals are living longer, happier, healthier lives. For ... Read More »

HIV Cure Needs More Commitment and Money

Though there are many scientists working towards finding a cure for HIV, nobody was successful. The “International Workshop on HIV reservoirs and Eradication Strategies” has been formed in 2003 only to find a solution to the issue of HIV persistence. Tucker, GA, June 04, 2011 — For 3 decades now HIV has created jitters everywhere. The number of HIV cases ... Read More »

Call for a Task Force on HIV Persistence

Global commitment needed towards HIV cure: this call is forming a special research task force that works for the creation of a HIV cure, linked to the organization of the “International Workshop on HIV Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies”. Toulon, France, June 02, 2011 — HIV is said to be the only disease that is spread across the world with almost ... Read More »