At the 20th annual Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Atlanta, researchers announced that a baby born with HIV in Mississippi had been functionally cured of the virus. This is the first documented case of a functional HIV cure in an infant, and could be a catalyst for future research and further evidence of just how close we are to eliminating pediatric HIV. Read more, here.
Scientists have uncovered a way to follow and replicate the development of an effective antibody response against HIV. By isolating and studying these proteins, scientists hope to reproduce the triggers for a strong and effective immune response to HIV – bringing us one step closer to creating the building blocks for an HIV vaccine. Read more, here.
EGPAF awarded the first Susie Zeegen Postdoctoral Award to Dr. Lindsay Wieczorek with the US Military HIV Research Program (MHRP) in January 2013. Read more about the award and Dr. Wieczorek, here.