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Groups Call for End of CDC’s HIV Genetic Surveillance Program

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has been tracking HIV infection outbreaks for years using genetic sequencing. States that receive funding for their local health departments from the CDC collect and provide this genetic data from people living with HIV. And some are calling for this practice to be stopped. Sam Whitehead of the …

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Combinations of broadly neutralizing antibodies may be a more effective approach to treat HIV

Carefully designed cocktails from breed neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) could help treat HIV while minimizing the risk of the virus escaping treatment, suggests a study published today in eLife. The study shows that computational approaches to selecting combinations of bNAbs based on viral genetics can help prevent viral escape, making HIV treatment more effective. It may …

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Immune system uses two-step verification to defend against HIV

Human Immunodeficiency Virus 1, more commonly known as HIV-1, is known for its uncanny ability to evade the immune system. Scientists at Scripps Research and collaborators have now discovered how our innate immune system — the body’s first line of defense against foreign invaders — detects HIV-1 even when the virus is present in very …

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