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The Offspring’s singer-guitarist had put his molecular biology studies on hold for nearly 20 years.
Researchers have discovered how HIV manages to infect macrophage immune cells, which can be a key part of the viral reservoir.
The feat marks an important milestone in the mammoth effort to find a cure for HIV.
Researchers have found that in addition to CD4s, macrophage cells can harbor HIV even in the face of antiretroviral treatment.
This finding identifies yet another hurdle to finding effective therapies to clear the viral reservoir and ultimately cure HIV.
Pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences has awarded over $22 million in grants for 12 HIV-cure-focused research projects.
In contrast to the only person cured of HIV, this man did not have a donor with a genetic abnormality conferring HIV resistance.
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Researchers are seeking to better understand how early HIV treatment in infants affects the store of latently infected cells.
A look at the most notable HIV-related studies presented at the 2017 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Seattle.
Combined with the drug romidepsin, the HIV Conserv vaccine has allowed them to stop HIV meds without a major viral rebound.
So why is he taking meds every day?
A protein that normally blocks HIV from infecting the immune cells naturally deactivates for small windows of time.
The desires to improve health and contribute to science are motivating factors, while concerns about personal risks are deterrents.
Funding will support these 12 research- and community-based projects.
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