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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.

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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.

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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...

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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?

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Scientists Are Pursuing Multiple Approaches to an HIV Cure, Expert Says

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.

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HIV Treatment Soon After Infection Could Aid Cure Research

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.

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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.

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Cancer Drug Promises to Break Down Barrier to HIV Cure

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.

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An HIV Cure and Vaccine Within the Next 15 Years?

The hope for a cure is at an all time high, but the science is still fragile.

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With HIV Cure as the Goal, Gene Therapy Research Expands

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.