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.
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...
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?
The HIV research community continues to make progress toward finding a cure, but is still grappling with a range of challenges, an expert in the field explained in a recent webinar.
Starting meds quickly after HIV infection can preserve immune system functioning, reduce inflammation and more. And studying the effects of such treatment could also bring us closer to a functional cure of HIV.
Beyond the Berlin Patient: How Researchers Are Now Trying to Cure More HIV-Positive People -- A Video Blog Entry by Nelson Vergel
As the search for a cure for HIV has intensified, more money is being poured into research. Watch as chemical engineer and TheBody.com Expert Nelson Vergel picks the brains of two leading HIV cure research advocates.
Researchers have found a promising way of kicking HIV out of its hiding place in infected cells, potentially removing the main obstacle to curing HIV.
The hope for a cure is at an all time high, but the science is still fragile.
What if someone could have HIV in his or her body, but the virus was incapable of causing harm? That's the tantalizing promise of a "functional cure" for HIV. A new trial will evaluate if gene therapy can achieve this goal.
The seemingly imminent end of HIV has become a rallying cry for everything from AIDS Walk pledges to research dollars. And however well-meaning these contentions might be, I find it to be a sad and cynical ploy for donations and engagement. Our publi...