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Is It Possible To Eradicate HIV

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Very Early Treatment Benefits and Possible HIV Eradication

From the "Berlin Patient" to the "Mississippi Baby," we're gaining an appreciation for the possible benefits and utility of very early antiretroviral therapy (ART). Several studies at CROI 2014 explored this subject. In a study of HIV infection... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

North Carolina Health Officials Believe Syphilis Eradication Possible if Decreasing Incidence Trends Persist

Syphilis incidence in North Carolina is at its lowest point in recorded history, and health officials believe they are "on the verge of virtually wiping out" the disease in the state, which traditionally has been a "syphilis hot spot," the ... Read more »
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News & Views: Homophobia or Heterophobia?; Small New Step Toward HIV Eradication; Life on the Road With HIV; and More

HIV News & Views, June 6, 2013 - TheBody.com June 6, 2013 Top Stories at TheBody.com Read Past Newsletters Change/Update Subscription HIV/AIDS BLOG CENTRAL Reggie Smith: Is It Homophobia or... Read more »
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Latest thoughts on possibility of eradication?

Hi Dr. Cohen:I recently read a small article in TIME magazine which said that Dr. David Ho has built a mathematical model which shows that eradication is still be possible for those with regularly undetectable viral loads who take a HAART regimen...
Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Response from Cal Cohen, M.D., M.S.

Harvard Medical School
Recently, Dr Ho and his team at the Aaron Diamond Institute in New York City have done work on defining what happens to HIV when we use the most potent combos we can create. And in the past creating more potent combos came at a price of ever more... Read more »

HIV Eradication?

I'm on a first-line HAART regimen (Sustiva & Truvada) and have an undetectable VL (<50 copies / ml.). I'm wondering if simultaneously incorporating another drug class (or possibly several other drug classes) into my regimen (most...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
The notion of eradicating HIV infection by using more potent regimens has been debunked by kinetic studies of viral replication. The crux of the problem is that some HIV stays in a dormant state in long-lived cells and thus is not vulnerable to... Read more »

eradication of HIV

The Journal of medical virology reported a study of Yobutu Yamamoto concerning Immunotherapy of HIV infected patients with Gc protein-derived Macrophage activating factor (GcMAF). Is eradication of HIV a real possibility ?Thanks for your answerPedro...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hola Pedro and thanks for your post.Thoughts of a treatment strategy, never mind eradication are wildly premature on the basis of a single in vitro laboratory study.This study is provocative and might lead to approaches to improve treatment, and... Read more »

HIV eradication?

The Journal of Medical Virology claims that HIV eradication seems possible. There's also a study on Pubmed:http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19031451...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
Yes, I am aware of this article. I would like to see the additional evidence (i.e. HIV proviral DNA measured by PCR from blood cells and lymph nodes) and not just the evidence presented in the paper.... Read more »
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New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
I'm sure most of the forum members have seen the latest good news story doing the rounds. I feel quite hopeful that this might be the big news story developing.
We have to have hope even if its slim hope. Ive enclosed a brief on the story if you... Read more »

New Hope for HIV Eradication

Posted by Mondo, 4 Replies
I'm sure most of the forum members have seen the latest good news story doing the rounds. I feel quite hopeful that this might be the big news story developing.
We have to have hope even if its slim hope. Ive enclosed a brief on the story if you... Read more »

cure or eradication reserviour sleeping cells

Posted by sanitex, 1 Reply
h! everyone
first of foremost i'd like to thank the founder and the moderators of this forum for their wonderfull time they use to make this site come true.
anyway my question looks stupid but i keep on asking cause my hope... Read more »

Clear advice on infection possibility and HIV Duo test

Posted by worried29UK, 1 Reply
Hello. I'm looking for some clear advice as the Internet is filled with different sources and answers aren't clear.

Firstly I am a 29 year old male who on a recent business trip had a sexual encounter with a random male. The encounter comprised of... Read more »