HIV vaccine therapy lets five people control virus without drugs

New Scientist, 22 February 2017

FIVE people with HIV are currently free of detectable virus – and daily drugs – thanks to a new vaccine-based therapy.

Although it is early days, one participant has been drug-free for seven months.

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‘Shock and kill’ therapy offers fresh hope for HIV cure, researchers say

PBS Newshour, December 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM EST

A new small-scale human trial of the promising “shock and kill” treatment is starting this week in New York and two sister sites, in Germany and Denmark. 

Another small human study will start in January, followed by a larger human shock and kill trial in June.

The HIV research community is increasingly optimistic about this approach to eradicating HIV from infected patients. Such removal of all traces of the virus from an individual’s body would represent an actual cure.

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