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Ask the Doc: False Cures and Real Breakthroughs

By Howard L. Scheiner, MD/AAHIVS | Monday Feb 24, 2014
EDGE’s resident HIV/AIDS expert, Dr. Howard Scheiner, takes a look at false cures like Russian mushrooms and fungal foot creams, and the real promise of vaccine research.

amfAR Launches "Countdown to a Cure"

By Winnie McCroy | Monday Feb 10, 2014
At amfAR’s New York Gala on Feb. 5, the Foundation for AIDS Research kicked off "Countdown to a Cure for HIV/AIDS," a research initiative aimed at finding a broadly applicable cure for HIV by 2020, with a goal of investing $100 million in a cure.

Doctors Have Convincing Evidence Baby Born with HIV May Be Cured

Thursday Oct 24, 2013
Doctors now have convincing evidence that they put HIV into remission, hopefully for good, in a Mississippi baby born with the AIDS virus - a medical first that is prompting a new look at how hard and fast such cases should be treated.

Mushrooms Can Cure HIV, Say Russian Scientists

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
Russian scientists say that they have identified three types of mushroom found in that region that can be developed into antiviral medicines, including HIV.

Philly Group Launches First Annual AIDS Cure Day

By Winnie McCroy | Wednesday Oct 2, 2013
Philly’s AIDS Policy Project is focusing on positive thinking, by launching the first-ever AIDS Cure Day, on Oct. 5. They’re asking individuals and groups across the country to imagine a world without AIDS.

Tracking the New Buzz Around the HIV Cure

By Shaun Knittel | Saturday Mar 23, 2013
The medical community is abuzz with new developments around an HIV cure, from the newborn baby to the 14 patients cured of HIV, and new hope in bee venom.

Scientists Say Baby Born With HIV Apparently Cured

By Lauran Neergaard | Sunday Mar 3, 2013
A baby born with the AIDS virus appears to have been cured, scientists announced Sunday, describing the case of a child from Mississippi who’s now 2½ and has been off medication for about a year with no signs of infection.

APLA Looks Toward a Cure in "HIV Matters" Town Hall Forum

By David De Bacco | Saturday Nov 24, 2012
The AIDS Project Los Angeles quarterly Town Hall focused on HIV cure research in their "HIV Matters" Town Hall. Featured writers included Berlin patient Timothy Ray Brown and keynote speaker Dr. David DiGiusto.

’Berlin Man,’ Doctor Convinced HIV Cure is Real

By Jim Salter | Thursday Sep 13, 2012
The first person reportedly cured of HIV said Wednesday he is hopeful that medical advances will allow others suffering from the virus that causes AIDS to be cured, too.

New HIV Vaccine Approved for Human Tests

By Jason St. Amand | Thursday Dec 22, 2011
The FDA approves the SAV001 vaccine -- an experimental HIV vaccine, which was created by a team of Canadian scientists. The vaccine will be tested on 40 humans in January.
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