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  • TSRI Researcher Awarded $4.5 Million in Grants to Support Development of AIDS Vaccine
    The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) has been awarded two grants from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation totaling more than $4.5 million to fund efforts to develop a vaccine against HIV/AIDS. “We are delighted by the Gates Foundation’s support of this ...More
    4 days ago Posted in News
  • Expert Says Comprehensive Global Prevention Can End HIV/AIDS Pandemic
    Although much progress has been made in combating the global HIV/AIDS pandemic, to halt new infections and end the pandemic, a combination of non-vaccine and vaccine prevention modalities will be needed. Even with these tools, significant implementation gaps must be closed, ...More
    1 week ago Posted in News
  • Thirty Years of AIDS Data Highlight Survival Gains, Room for Improvement
    Although treatment advances have dramatically reduced deaths from opportunistic infections related to AIDS, a new study drawing on 30 years of data from more than 20,000 patients in San Francisco suggests there is still ample room to improve. About a third--35 percent--of ...More
    June 4, 2015 Posted in News
  • Persistence Yields Progress in AIDS Vaccine Research at UC Santa Cruz
    Phil Berman has been working to develop an AIDS vaccine for nearly 30 years, first at the pioneering biotech company Genentech, then as cofounder of VaxGen, and now at UC Santa Cruz, where he is the Baskin Professor of Biomolecular Engineering. Since his arrival at UC Santa ...More
    May 13, 2015 Posted in News
  • HIV Can Spread Early, Evolve in Patients' Brains
    The AIDS virus can genetically evolve and independently replicate in patients' brains early in the illness process, researchers funded by the National Institutes of Health have discovered. An analysis of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF), a window into brain chemical activity, ...More
    March 27, 2015 Posted in News
  • Gorilla Origins of the Last Two AIDS Virus Lineages Confirmed
    Two of the four known groups of human AIDS viruses (HIV-1 groups O and P) have originated in western lowland gorillas, according to an international team of scientists from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Montpellier, the ...More
    March 3, 2015 Posted in News
  • 'All In' Initiative Addresses AIDS Epidemic Among Adolescents
    While major advances have been made in almost every area of the response to HIV, progress for adolescents is falling behind, say leaders in the global response to end the AIDS epidemic. AIDS has become the leading cause of death for adolescents in Africa and the second ...More
    February 18, 2015 Posted in News
  • HIV/AIDS Patients in the Deep South Have Lower Survival Rates
    The southern U.S. had the nation's lowest five-year survival rate among those diagnosed with HIV or AIDS in 2003-2004, according to new research. Fifteen percent of people diagnosed with HIV and 27 percent of those diagnosed with AIDS in that year had died within five years ...More
    January 14, 2015 Posted in News
  • Research Suggests Ability of HIV to Cause AIDS is Slowing
    The rapid evolution of HIV, which has allowed the virus to develop resistance to patients' natural immunity, is at the same time slowing the virus's ability to cause AIDS, according to new research funded by the Wellcome Trust. The study also indicates that people infected ...More
    December 1, 2014 Posted in News
  • Researchers Turn Computers Into Powerful Allies in the Fight Against AIDS
    Effective treatment of HIV is a race against time; many of the drugs that have been potent killers of HIV have today lost their power because the virus has become resistant to them. As a result science must constantly develop new drugs that can attack the virus in new ways. ...More
    October 7, 2014 Posted in News
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