For the first time, scientists have eliminated replication-competent HIV-1 DNA – the virus responsible for AIDS – from the genomes of living animals. The study, a joint effort from researchers at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), marks a critical step toward the development… Read more

With nearly two million new infections and one million associated deaths each year, the HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) pandemic is alive and well. Thirty-seven million people are now living with HIV, more than half of whom are women. Today, most HIV transmission occurs through sex. Fortunately, you can protect yourself and others by keeping HIV… Read more

Specific interactions that occur between the HIV virus capsid and a key protein that interferes with the protective shell’s integrity have been identified in a new study. The findings are just one step in better understanding the mechanism of HIV infection, but the researchers believe it’s an important advance. “This is basic science, fundamental research… Read more

The human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) hijacks a small molecule from the host cell to protect itself from being destroyed by the host’s immune system, scientists from University Of New South Wales, Sydney and the UK have discovered. They identify a new target for antiviral therapy against HIV and provide a method for testing and measuring… Read more

An experimental HIV-1 vaccine regimen is well-tolerated and generated comparable and robust immune responses against HIV in healthy adults and rhesus monkeys, a new study shows. The vaccine candidate also protected against infection with an HIV-like virus in monkeys. Based on the results from this phase 1/2a clinical trial that involved nearly 400 healthy adults… Read more