Articles tagged with: viral reservoirs

Curing HIV/AIDS gets tougher

published: November, 03, 2013 Categories // Research, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors

Study shows far more ‘hidden’ and potentially active virus than once thought, reports John Hopkins Medicine

Curing HIV/AIDS gets tougher

Discovery of a larger than expected latent reservoir of HIV confounds “shock and kill” cure strategy Just when some scientists were becoming more hopeful about finding a strategy to outwit HIV’s ability to resist, evade and otherwise survive efforts to rid it from the body, another hurdle has emerged to foil their plans, new research from Johns Hopkins shows. In a cover-story report on the research to be published in the journal Cell online Oct. 24, Johns Hopkins infectious disease exp

The Promise and Risk of ‘Flushing’ Treatments

published: December, 27, 2012 Written by // Guest Authors - Revolving Door Categories // Research, Health, Revolving Door, Guest Authors, Living with HIV

Guest writer Jim Fox on research in to eradicating HIV from those reservoirs in our bodies where the virus hides

The Promise and Risk of ‘Flushing’ Treatments

Recent advances in a number of research fields, particularly the antiretrovirals (ARVs) have largely transformed HIV/AIDS from a painful death sentence to a manageable illness. And additional advances in peripheral fields like gene therapy, vaccines, cellular manipulation, etc., actually have immunologists and researches using the word “cure” without fear of being tagged as irresponsible pipe-dreamers. However, so far the hypothetical end-product of most of these research paths have been q