HIV/AIDS

Newly Discovered Immune Cells at the Frontline of HIV Infection

June 21, 2019

Researchers at the Westmead Institute for Medical Research have discovered brand new immune cells that are at the frontline of HIV infection. Known as CD11c+ dendritic cells, these new cells are more susceptible to HIV infection and can then transmit the virus to other cells.

Monkey-Infecting Virus May Provide Part of Future HIV Vaccine

May 22, 2019

A protein from Simian Immunodeficiency Virus (SIV), which can infect monkeys and apes, has shown promise as a potential component of a vaccine against Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), in a new study from scientists at Scripps Research in La Jolla, California.

In Rare Cases, Immune System Fails Despite HIV Suppression

April 18, 2019

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) is usually very effective at suppressing HIV in the body, allowing a person's immune system to recover by preventing the virus from destroying CD4+ T cells. Scientists have now identified a rare, paradoxical response to ART known as extreme immune decline, or EXID.

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