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XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)

July 2012, Washington, DC

AIDS 2012: How Long Until an HIV Cure? [VIDEO]

A cure for HIV was among the key themes at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC. While researchers are pursing several approaches and have seen some encouraging results, they cautioned that a cure is not yet around the corner.alt

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AIDS 2012: Causes and Implications of Inflammation in People with HIV [VIDEO]

A growing body of evidence indicates that persistent inflammation and immune activation can cause a host of problems for people with HIV. Steven Deeks from the University of California San Francisco gave us a brief summary of HIV-related inflammation at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC.


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AIDS 2012: Novel PzMA Tuberculosis Combo Shows Potent Activity in Short-term Trial

A triple-combination regimen consisting of the experimental tuberculosis (TB) drug PA-824, the established TB drug pyrazinamide, and the widely used antibiotic moxifloxacin -- dubbed PaMZ -- showed potent bactericidal activity in a randomized 14-day study presented last week at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC, and published simultaneously in the July 23, 2012 issue of The Lancet.

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HIV Cure Research Highlights from AIDS 2012 [VIDEO]

A cure for HIV was among the key themes at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) last week in Washington, DC. Sharon Lewin from Monash University in Melbourne -- co-chair of the 2014 International AIDS Conference -- gives us a recap of cure highlights presented at the meeting.alt

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AIDS 2012: No HIV Found in Stem Cell Transplant Recipients Who Remain on ART

Two men who underwent bone marrow transplants for lymphoma using milder chemotherapy that allowed them to remain on antiretroviral therapy (ART) show no traces of HIV, researchers reportedlast week at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) in Washington, DC. While not repeating the "Berlin Patient" HIV cure, these cases offer further insight into possible strategies for eradicating the virus.alt

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