October 23, 2019
An engineered protein that binds to the envelope of HIV viruses protects monkeys against infection with a simian–human virus that causes AIDS. This gene-therapy approach might provide an alternative to elusive HIV vaccines. -Nature
Gene Therapy to Counter HIV InfectionInvestigators have designed a protein that, when expressed from transduced muscle, blocks infection with the human immunodeficiency virus in humanized mice and infection with the simian immunodeficiency virus in macaque monkeys. – The New England Journal of Medicine
Among HIV researchers, one seemingly indestructible HIV-like strain has earned the nickname “death star.” That’s due to the strain’s reputation for killing off hopes for potential vaccines and immunotherapies that could prevent the disease. -Eurekalert  
The federal government estimates that there are more than one million people living with HIV to date in the U.S. Among these people, one in every seven may not know that they are infected. -MSN  
An investigational vaccine successfully protected against hard-to-fight HIV strains, with long-term efficacy from a single inoculation, according to a study published in Science Translational Medicine. -Science Translational Medicine  

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