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Genetic Therapy Has Potential To Cure Hiv

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VRX496 Gene Therapy as a potential cure for HIV

Dr Moyle,I recently came into communication with one of the original 5 study patients that have just finished Phase I with Virxsys' "VRX496" Gene Therapy being conducted at the University of Pensylvania. He is now in Phase II studies...
Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Response from Graeme Moyle, M.D.

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital
Hi BarryWe are all watching development in gene therapy with interest. I have no additional insights in Virxsys until more information is presented at conferences. The issue here is that patients still continue to have viral production, albit of a... Read more »

genetically engineer immune cells into potent weapons for battling HIV (CTL, GENE THERAPY)

I would love to know what you think about this.................Einstein researchers genetically... Read more »

Experimental drug could potentially cure any viral infection (science daily.com)

ScienceDaily (Aug. 26, 2011) Most bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics such as... Read more »
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Canadian AIDS Treatment Information Exchange

The Promise of Genetic Therapy for HIV

As early as 1988, researchers published their ideas about using genetic therapy to try to cure HIV infection. However, it is only in the last several years that diverse approaches to genetic therapy are being pursued. The VIRxSYS Corporation... Read more »
TheBodyPRO.com

Genetically Engineered, HIV-Resistant Cells: The Latest Breakthrough in HIV Gene Therapy

A new gene therapy could make a person's CD4+ cells resistant to HIV -- a method that, if successful, would eliminate the need for antiretroviral drugs for those living with HIV, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Stanford... Read more »
TheBody.com

HIV News & Views: New HIV Gene Therapy Breakthrough; "Stop Saying God Can Cure My AIDS"; and More

HIV News & Views, January 31, 2013 January 31, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Email Newsletters Change/Update Subscription Blog Central HIV Treatment & Health Issues HIV News &... Read more »
Treatment Action Group and HIV i-Base

Preventive Technologies, Immune-Based and Gene Therapies and Research Toward a Cure

Table of Contents Introduction Preexposure Prophylaxis Microbicides Immune-Based and Gene Therapies Conclusion References Introduction The phrase "product pipeline" typically conjures up the notion of multiple experimental candidates... Read more »
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Gene Therapy "Cure" Research from CROI 2011

Posted by bartleby, 1 Reply
The full transcript of the press conference is a little long, but it's really interesting. They talk about modifying stem cells, knocking off the CCR5 receptor, and reinfusing these new HIV-resistant cells them into the body.

Research is still... Read more »

Cure for HIV not discussed

Posted by new2this2010, 5 Replies
Why does no one on here EVER discuss cure? This is strange to me that no one seems to even be concerned about a cure at all. Everything is being discussed except a cure. There is something wrong with the fact that no one is even concerned about a... Read more »

a glimmer of hope for a cure

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
A small proof-of-concept study has shown that the drug valproic acid (Depakote) may be able to reduce the pool of dormant HIV-infected cells in the body. According to the authors of the study, which was published in the 13th August edition of The... Read more »

a cure in the works?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Press Releases



Vanderbilt University, Brigham Young University, and Ceragenix Pharmaceuticals Report Novel Drug Compound Kills Multiple HIV Strains; Synthetic Small Molecule Acts Through Unique Strain-Independent Virucidal Mechanism
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