Category Archives: cure

  1. More in Uganda: Minister Comments Carelessly on HIV/AIDS

    Via In2EA. The Health Minister Christine Ondoa’s remarks that HIV/Aids can be cured through prayer have not been received well by both health practitioners and born-again preachers who called it careless and misleading remarks. Yesterday, Ms Ondoa was quoted by the Observer newspaper to have had a firsthand experience with people she claimed were infected by the Read More >>

    Africa, cure, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, prayer, religion, TASO, Treatment, Uganda
  2. From ‘What if’ to ‘What Now’: Implementing the New Prevention Technologies

    Via AIDSMap, by Gus Cairns. Two consecutive sessions at the sixth International AIDS Society conference in Rome yesterday were devoted, now we have convincing scientific data on the benefits of treatment as prevention and PrEP, to putting these new prevention methods into practice. “We have moved from ‘What if?’ to ‘What now?’” was the comment of Mitchell Read More >>

    ARV, ARVs, cure, Dr. Anthony Fauci, HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS policy, IAS, IAS 2011, new prevention technologies, Rome, Treatment as Prevention
  3. The Man Who Had HIV and Now Does Not

    Via New York Magazine, by Tina Rosenberg Four years ago, Timothy Brown underwent an innovative procedure. Since then, test after test has found absolutely no trace of the virus in his body. The bigger miracle, though, is how his case has experts again believing they just might find a cure for AIDS. AIDS is a disease of Read More >>

    cure, Delta 32, Germany, HIV/AIDS, IRMA Stem-cell transplant, leukemia, Timothy Brown
  4. Microbicides, vaccines may need to repel HIV contact at mucosa

    via Aidsmap News, by Keith Alcorn Scientists have been faced with the question of how HIV actually gets underneath epithelial cells to infect other cells that are susceptible to HIV. “It’s not the cells on top,” Kaushic said. “It is the immune cells underneath that have all the receptors that HIV likes to latch on to and Read More >>

    cure, HIV strain, HIV transmission, immune response, resistance, safer sex, sexual health
  5. POZ: Your Money or Your Life – An interview with Kevin Frost

    “We continue to fund research on microbicides—we’re particularly interested in rectal microbicides.” POZ asks Kevin Frost, CEO of the Foundation for AIDS Research, the $100,000 question that HIV-positive inquiring minds want to know: Does it pay to cure AIDS? The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR) is one of the richest foundations in the world funding the hunt Read More >>

    amfAR, cure, HIV/AIDS policy, Kevin Frost, rectal microbicide, research