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Search for a Cure

Search For A Cure is a not-for-profit organization providing education, promoting access and advocating the basic human right to safe and effective treatment for all people living with AIDS.

Longtime AIDS activist and educator David Scondras is the founder and chairman of Search For A Cure. Scondras developed the nationally recognized HIV treatment series, Reasons For Hope. All articles in the series are reviewed by expert HIV clinicians and scientists as well as an HIV positive and negative focus group to ensure both accuracy and understandability.

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If you have any questions/comments or would like to receive the Reasons For Hope series contact Search For A Cure at 17 Worcester Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 or call Search For A Cure at 617-945-SFAC (7322) or fax 617-945-1325, or e-mail at hope@sfac.org. Visit our Web site at www.searchforacure.org.

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Therapeutic Vaccines: the Return of Remune

Introduction to Vaccine Therapy

When Jonas Salk announced he had a vaccine for AIDS in 1987, people had never heard about "therapeutic vaccines." Vaccines were things people took to protect themselves from diseases, like polio or measles. But in rea...

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Cure for HIV?

Once again we are hearing about efforts to eradicate HIV, at least in some people. These efforts are being made, not by marginal actors, but by some of the country's top doctors, such as Anthony Fauci, M.D., longtime director of many HIV research eff...

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CCR5: A New Option for Those Who Have None Left

For people whose HIV treatment regimens have failed them, the development of new therapies is a race with life and death.

Although there are many HIV medications in development, most work in ways similar to today's medications. One medication that w...

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HAART, Heart Attacks and Fish Oil: What Are the Facts?

You may have heard HAART (highly active antiretroviral therapy, i.e., HIV medications) increases fat in the blood (triglycerides) and will increase your chances of having a heart attack.

In fact, the chances of having a heart attack from taking HAAR...

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Editorial: HIV Super Bug and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction

On Friday, February 11th, The New York City Health Department, with strong support from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Dr. David Ho, alarmed the public health world at a massive press conference announcing the "discovery" of a "super strai...

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Antiretrovirals and Immune-Based Therapies

Introduction

To date, scientists have not been able to find a cure for HIV. What has been discovered are drugs that put the virus on hold, offering many people longer, healthier lives. These drugs, called antiretrovirals (ARVs), also bring a variety...

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Terror and AIDS

It is all about money and power.

Whatever the rationale -- and politicians invent and discard rationales to escape accountability faster than HIV mutates to escape antiviral cocktails -- in the end it is all about money and power.

Often war becomes...

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Our Best Shot

Dr. Eduardo Fernandez-Cruz is a scientist from Madrid with a passion. He wants to see an end to the AIDS epidemic. Unfortunately, the vaccine he has been testing for the past four years will probably not be developed further, because the small compan...

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HE2000: An Immune System Regulator

Hollis-Eden, a small biotech company in San Diego, is developing a new class of drugs derived from a master hormone that helps run the immune system.

The first of these is called HE2000. A university study in Thailand shows it can help cure malaria....

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New HIV Drugs and Better Ways to Use the Old Ones

Not long ago, there were few drugs to fight HIV and we did not know how to use them. Today, there are 18 FDA approved antiretrovirals which we are learning how to use, and at least 25 new HIV drugs in the development pipeline, as well as a half dozen...