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Report: U.S. Must Act Fast to Reach HIV/AIDS Goals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) finds that new HIV diagnoses have plateaued.

By Larry Buhl
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Important HIV Cure Survey -- Calling All Women Living With HIV in the U.S. to Participate!

"Many HIV cure studies so far have only had men participating, and it is important that women let researchers know our thoughts and needs as well," Maria Mejia writes.

By Maria T. Mejia for The Well Project
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What Does a Cure Mean to You? Four Individuals Share Their Hopes and Fears

A mother of two, an infectious diseases physician, a 71-year-old gay man, and an African-American minister chime in on the conversation around the search for an HIV cure.

By Jian Huang for Positively Aware
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Would You Go Off Your HIV Meds for a Cure Study?

How long would you be willing to go off your meds for a cure study? A week? A month? Until your viral load becomes detectable?

By Tim Murphy
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Case of HIV Remission in South African Child

After very early antiretroviral therapy during infancy, a HIV-positive child in South Africa has been able to control the virus without any meds for eight and a half years, according to a study presented at IAS 2017.

By Warren Tong
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Real or Not? HIV Cure in Animals Using CRISPR Gene Editing

You may have heard about the "HIV cure with gene editing in animals" story. Here's some help making sense of the story, including what's true or not, and what to get excited about.

By Warren Tong
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'Infuriating': People With HIV, Doctors, Advocates Speak Out on Bad 'HIV Cure' Reporting

People with HIV and those who love and work with them are yearning for more informed public discussion about HIV. And then, there's those days when everyone starts contacting us about misleading stories of an HIV cure.

By JD Davids
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No Proof of New HIV Cure, Despite Headlines -- Here's What We Know

Stories of an HIV cure in the news suggest that a British man took an experimental treatment and now scientists cannot find a trace of HIV in his body. Not so fast. Here's what really happened.

By Roger Pebody
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All Stakeholders Must Be Engaged in HIV Cure Research, Webinar Says

Participating in an HIV cure trial is not an isolated event, but must be seen in the "landscape of engagement" -- the range of other issues the participant may be facing, such as discrimination or a lack of stable housing. Stakeholder participation i...

By Barbara Jungwirth
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HIV Cure Research Poses Special Ethical Challenges

Each of the current approaches to a cure poses its own risks, explained experts. And the earliest phases of research present special challenges, as participants are unlikely to derive a direct benefit. What can be done?

By Barbara Jungwirth