Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Cure research is heightening hope for 33 million people living with HIV/AIDS

May 13th, 2011
With the latest endowment of 23.4 million by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to the University of Maryland this week (the largest endowment yet) the research to find a vaccine or a cure seems to be heating up. After last year’s announcement and official announcement last month by German doctors that they had cured a man with HIV, known as the “berlin patient”; hope has been heightened for 33 million people throughout the world living with HIV.

Other news with regard to cure research include: (click date to go to article/website)

May 13th, 2011
In a promising, hope-inducing medical development that could potentially help those with the HIV virus and AIDS, scientists have created a vaccine that lets HIV-infected monkeys ward off the disease for more than a year, according to the Daily Mail.


May 13th, 2011
AmfAR announces new grants for cure research


March 1st, 2011
The CDC announced that they would be studying Antabuse, a treatment for cocaine addiction and alcoholism as a possible tool to help eradicate HIV, report researchers from the University of California-San Francisco (UCSF) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

February, 2011
Gene therapy raises hope for a future AIDS cure

On May 3rd, 2010
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the U.S. government’s top-ranking infectious disease expert, on Friday said at a Capitol Hill briefing co-sponsored by amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research, that a “functional cure” for HIV/AIDS was “eminently feasible” through research.

Other Projects working towards a cure/vaccine
Re:solve
Re:solve is raising money to get a promising AIDS vaccine through testing and approval so that it can be distributed to everyone who needs it

If you have other news of research organizations working towards a cure, please send an e mail to kevin@riseuptohiv.org so that I may feature these initiatives on my blog.

Kevin Maloney
RiseUpToHIV
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