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How Close Are Science To Finding An Hiv Cure

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation Interviews Science's Jon Cohen Regarding HIV Treatment, Cure Research

" Science Magazine's Jon Cohen speaks with the Kaiser Family Foundation's Jackie Judd about the 'treatment cascade' and about research aimed at finding a cure for HIV" in this interview in the foundation's "Washington Notebook" series, PBS NewsHour... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Researchers Map Immune Response to HIV, Say Findings Could Inform Vaccine Science

In research that could help in the search for an HIV vaccine, "American researchers have minutely tracked one person's powerful immune response to the virus to see how a series of mutations led to an antibody that can defeat many HIV strains," the ... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Kaiser Family Foundation Interviews Science's Jon Cohen Regarding Possibility of AIDS "Cure"

" Science Magazine reporter Jon Cohen speaks with the Kaiser Family Foundation's Jackie Judd about the willingness of scientists to discuss the possibility of a 'cure' for HIV/AIDS," in a "Washington Notebook" interview on the foundation's... Read more »
Ask the Experts

Cure for HIV/AIDS (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

Hi,I have been wondering why it is so difficult for HIV/AIDS cure to be found especially for Americans who nothing is impossible for. I am from Africa living with HIV. Would there ever be a cure for this deadly disease and when?...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,See below. I have nothing new to add at this time.Dr. Bobcure (CURE)Feb 6, 2009 what are the limitations in finding the cure for hiv Response from Dr. Frascino Hi, Time for an HIV cure reality check, as this question comes up frequently. Care... Read more »

No cure or vaccine on the distant horizon. Really? (CURE 2009) (CURE 2009)

You are claiming many times that a cure or a vaccine is not even on the distant horizon and that we shouldn't hope for a treatment break or change for the next years. I was reading about the phase II trials of Geovax for a preventive vaccine...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,Actually, I'm probably one of the most optimistic people on the planet. However, I'm also a scientist. There are a number of vaccine trials ongoing. However, even a phase II trial is a very long ways away from being ready for primetime.... 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 penicillin, discovered decades ago. However, such drugs are useless against viral infections, including influenza, the common cold, and deadly...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi, Franco.Yes, I have been following this line of research. It looks promising, but is still quite a long way away from even beginning human trials. If it makes it that far, there would still be a lengthy process to prove efficacy and safety before... Read more »

New hiv-meds, close to cure?

Hi Brian, John, Keith.What are fusion-inhibitors, zincvingers-inhibitors and integrase-inhibitors?At a Dutch site I read those hiv-meds will come and will be a great step forwards to cure hiv-infection. How far or how close are scientists to solve...
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Response from Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.

Cornell University, Weill Medical College
The medication classes you mention are in varying stages of development. The fusion inhibitors, which include T-20 and T-1249, block viral entry into the cell by interfering with GP41-related fusion. T-20 is in phase III trials, T-1249 in Phase I.... Read more »
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Basic Science Project Director

Posted by Anonymous
Job Description. The Basic Science Project Director will be responsible for developing and implementing TAG policy, programs and advocacy projects focusing on basic and applied research on HIV infection, including:

Etiology and pathogenesis of HIV... Read more »

Problems with HIV Science

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
By Matthew Irwin, MD

The author, a family practice physician in Washington, DC, reviews the evidence that has led him to the conclusion that the HIV=AIDS hypothesis is fundamentally flawed.


Disagreement about HIV's role in causing AIDS has been... Read more »

the distortion of Science

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HIV, AIDS, and the Distortion of Science By Dissidents

Project Inform - May 2000
Martin Delaney

In the past year, there has been a noisy resurgence of claims that HIV does not cause AIDS and that AIDS is not contagious. Proponents of this view insist... Read more »

Cures For AIDS?

Posted by Anonymous, 5 Replies
Hello. I was just curious, what are the odds of finding a cure for HIV/AIDS? If there is a chance, how far off are they from finding a cure? I read on a website of a medicine producing company that they doubt a cure will ever be found because the... Read more »