Videos reveal how HIV spreads in real time
Oct 02, 2015
How retroviruses like HIV spread in their hosts had been unknown—until a Yale team devised a way to watch it actually happen in a living organism. The elaborate and sometimes surprising steps the virus takes to reach and ...
Researchers find proteins that shut down HIV-1
Sep 30, 2015
A pair of studies by researchers at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, the University of Trento in Italy, and the University of Geneva in Switzerland, point to a promising new anti-retroviral strategy for combating ...
DART protein shows potential as shock-and-kill strategy against HIV
Sep 28, 2015
A unique molecule developed at Duke Medicine, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and MacroGenics, Inc., is able to bind HIV-infected cells to the immune system's killer T cells. It could become a key part of ...
Researchers model alternate ideas for an HIV vaccine
Sep 18, 2015
Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have created a computational model that could change the way that researchers look at possibilities for an HIV-1 vaccine.
Natural defense against HIV discovered
Sep 16, 2015
Researchers at Michigan State University were part of a team to discover a new natural defense against HIV infection.
An antibody that can attack HIV in new ways
Sep 11, 2015
Proteins called broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) are a promising key to the prevention of infection by HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. bNAbs have been found in blood samples from some HIV patients whose immune systems ...
Scientists reawaken sleeping HIV in patient cells to eliminate the virus
Sep 09, 2015
A consortium of investigators led by scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) have found that a new class of drugs may be used to purge pockets of dormant HIV from a patient's body, eliminating ...
Infection with multiple HIV-1 variants leads to poorer clinical outcomes
Aug 31, 2015
HIV-1 infection with multiple founder variants points to poorer clinical outcomes than infection with a single variant, according to a paper published today in the journal Nature Medicine.
HIV particles do not cause AIDS, our own immune cells do
Aug 27, 2015
Researchers from the Gladstone Institutes have revealed that HIV does not cause AIDS by the virus's direct effect on the host's immune cells, but rather through the cells' lethal influence on one another.
Targeting HIV in semen to shut down AIDS
Aug 18, 2015
There may be two new ways to fight AIDS—using a heat shock protein or a small molecule - to attack fibrils in semen associated with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during the initial phases of infection, according ...