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Category: HIV/AIDS

Illustration of molecules and viruses.

April 17, 2017

UNC Researchers Identify a New HIV Reservoir

Findings reveal a second target for cure research. Jenny Honeycutt, PhD, a postdoctoral research associate in the division of infectious diseases, is the study's lead author.

HIV/AIDS, Innovation, Research

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Illustration of HIV virus.

April 5, 2017

Cancer burden for aging U.S. HIV population projected to shift

UNC researcher Jessica Y. Islam, in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reported findings today at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting that the total number of HIV-positive cancer patients in the United States is projected to decrease through 2030. Researchers project that there will be a decrease in cancers linked to the advanced stage of HIV infection -- AIDS.

Cancer, HIV/AIDS, Research

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Lishan Su

December 14, 2016

Scientists find new way to reverse immune suppression caused by HIV

By blocking a specific cell signaling pathway in lab animals, researchers reversed signs of chronic immune activation, thereby boosting T-cell recovery and viral suppression.

HIV/AIDS, Immunology, Research

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Robert Hill. Photo by Lane Deacon

December 1, 2016

The purist: Chapel Hill man shares journey of HIV clinical trials a...

Robert Hill has been living with HIV for 22 years. Five years ago, he enrolled in a study at the UNC School of Medicine, which was part of Dr. David Margolis’ ‘kick and kill’ strategy for eradicating HIV by flushing it out of hiding with a drug called Vorinostat and killing it with either a vaccine

Clinical Trials, HIV/AIDS, UNC Stories

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drawing of HIV cells in body

November 30, 2016

‘To seek a true cure’: UNC researchers pioneer HIV research w...

In honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 1, we take a look at the trailblazing ‘kick and kill’ method of attacking HIV to cure patients. UNC researchers have been working with GlaxoSmithKline on parallel studies at the UNC Cure Center for 18 months to advance this new method of combating the global epidemic of HIV.

Clinical Trials, HIV/AIDS

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A woman holding her pregnant belly.

August 17, 2016

Roadblocks to research: UNC bioethicist addresses lack of HIV studi...

With a $3 million NIH grant, Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, leads an interdisciplinary team of researchers to determine what barriers prevent investigators from studying the virus in pregnant women.

HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Research

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David Margolis

August 13, 2016

UNC awarded nearly $23 million to continue national effort to cure HIV

The Collaboratory of AIDS Researchers for Eradication (CARE) at UNC is working on a “kick and kill” strategy to eradicate HIV from patients.

Awards, HIV/AIDS

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David Margolis

July 21, 2016

Researchers Discuss Challenges, Successes of HIV Cure Research in S...

A better understanding of HIV latency is the key to eradicating the virus researchers at the University of North Carolina and partner institutions write in a perspective in the journal Science.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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Myron S. Cohen

July 18, 2016

HIV Treatment Keeps Uninfected Partner from Contracting the Virus

Anti-HIV medications suppress the viral load of people living with HIV and provide durable protection against heterosexual transmission according to the groundbreaking study led by Myron Cohen, MD.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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Martina Kovarova

March 21, 2016

Long-acting injectable protects against vaginal HIV transmission

UNC researchers say long-lasting injections of an HIV drug could improve adherence to medication regimens, a major challenge in the management of the disease.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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Photo of a hand holding an HIV ribbon

March 18, 2016

Tuberculosis screening, isoniazid preventative therapy reduce morta...

The study published in The Lancet showed no therapeutic benefit of empiric TB therapy for patients with HIV.

Contagions, HIV/AIDS, Research

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L-R: Jenna Bone Honeycutt

March 8, 2016

UNC School of Medicine Researchers Prove HIV Targets Tissue Macroph...

Findings contradict previous studies questioning the relevance of these cells

HIV/AIDS, Research

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