Wednesday , 12 December 2018

Tag Archives: HIV cure

Potential cure: HIV eliminated from infected cells

HIV-1 budding (in green) from cultured lymphocyte

Scientists have successfully eliminated the HIV genome from human cells, a breakthrough that could potentially pave the way for a cure for HIV/AIDS. A research team from the NeuroAIDS Center at Lewis Katz School of Medicine – Temple University, Philadelphia, used a new DNA editing technique to remove the HIV genome from CD4+T infected cells. Using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technique, the scientists ...

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New injectable drug could keep HIV at bay indefinitely

HIV injectable drug

Johnson & Johnson and partner GlaxoSmithKline PLC subsidiary ViiV Healthcare, which specialises in anti-retroviral drugs, announced yesterday encouraging initial trial results on a drug that could revolutionise HIV treatment. Glaxo said the results from the study showed the investigational, long-acting, injectable combination of Cabotegravir, ViiV Healthcare’s treatment, and Rilpivirine, made by Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen unit, were highly effecting in maintaining viral suppression rates. A single ...

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HIV discoverer: “a cure is almost impossible”

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi

Francoise Barre-Sinoussi, Nobel Prize laureate and co-discoverer of HIV in 1983, said that in her opinion a cure for HIV “is almost an impossible mission,” but a “functional cure” and vaccine might be achievable. In this article, KaleidoScot explores the issues at stake and outlines her substantive arguments in light of what is known so far. Barre-Sinoussi made her statement, ...

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