HIV-specific

NIH-created toxin can kill HIV-infected cells that persist despite treatment

A team including University of North Carolina and NIH scientists has demonstrated in a mouse model that an HIV-specific poison can kill cells in which the…

Natural HIV control may rely on sequence of T cell receptor protein

The rare ability of some individuals to control HIV infection with their immune system alone appears to depend – at least partially – on specific qualities of…

Ragon Institute study finds HIV-specific CD4 cells that control viral levels

A subpopulation of the immune cells targeted by HIV may play an important role in controlling viral loads after initial infection, potentially helping to…

OHSU research reveals possible method for boosting the immune system to protect infants against HIV

“Mother-to-infant transmission of HIV is a tremendous worldwide problem, especially in several African nations,” said Nancy Haigwood, Ph.D., researcher and…

UCLA researchers demonstrate that stem cells can be engineered to kill HIV

Researchers from the UCLA AIDS Institute and colleagues have for the first time demonstrated that human blood stem cells can be engineered into cells that can…

New technology opens gateway to studying HIV-specific neutralizing antibodies

Previous research has shown that some individuals who control HIV infection without medication naturally produce antibodies able to neutralize diverse strains…

Second pathway behind HIV-associated immune system dysfunction identified

Researchers at the Partners AIDS Research Center at Massachusetts General Hospital (PARC-MGH) may have discovered a second molecular “switch” responsible for…