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Tag: HIV

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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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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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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J. Victor Garcia

February 16, 2016

Antiretroviral Therapy Reduces HIV in the Female Reproductive Tract

Scientists at the UNC School of Medicine, studying ways to prevent HIV transmission, also found that immune cells show up late to a battle against HIV immediately following viral transmission.

HIV/AIDS, Pregnancy, Research

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Myron Cohen

July 21, 2015

Early Antiretroviral Therapy Protects Sero-Discordant Couples from ...

These findings demonstrate that antiretroviral therapy, when taken until viral suppression is achieved and sustained, is a highly effective, durable intervention for HIV prevention.

HIV/AIDS, Research

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UNC Chapel

May 11, 2015

Carolina, GSK announce novel partnership to accelerate search for H...

The HIV Cure center will be located on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus and will focus exclusively on finding a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Collaboration, HIV/AIDS

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J. Victor Garcia

January 9, 2014

UNC research demonstrates “guided missile” strategy to kill hidden HIV

The finding provides a new route to killing persistent HIV-infected cells– a major roadblock to a cure.

HIV/AIDS, Innovation, Research

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