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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.

How to Reach SFAC

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 Visit our Web site at

Latest by Search for a Cure

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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...

By David Scondras for Search for a Cure
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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...

By David Scondras for Search for a Cure
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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...

By David Scondras for Search for a Cure
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Antiretrovirals and Immune-Based Therapies


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...

By Search for a Cure
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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....

By David Scondras for Search for a Cure
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A Drug You May Never Get to Use

A potentially life-saving treatment for HIV may never get out of the lab. For years scientists have known about a cancer drug that might work in a fundamentally new way against AIDS. But the companies and the U.S. government that jointly own the drug...

By Eric Goldman for Search for a Cure