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HIV vaccine research: Adelaide team achieves ‘glimpse in right direction’

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ABC News, 21.11.16
Progress toward vaccinating people against HIV infection has been announced by Adelaide researchers.
A team from the University of Adelaide and the Basil Hetzel Institute at Adelaide’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital used a combined vaccination approach, researcher Dr Branka Grubor-Bauk explained.

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HIV-infected vaginal cells do not transmit HIV if plasma viral load is undetectable

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nam/aidsmap, 15 February 2016 A group of researchers have cleared up an important question about HIV transmission, in experiments on mice. Although HIV-infected CD4 cells persist in the vagina even on antiretroviral therapy (ART) that fully suppresses free HIV in the blood and body fluids, these cells are not anything like numerous enough to pose any transmission threat. Read more here  ...

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