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Author Archives: Emily Land

Shock & Kill: Progress in HIV Cure Research

Shock & Kill: Progress in HIV Cure Research

, by Emily Land

A new type of drug has been found to help reduce the viral reservoir by “shocking” HIV-infected cells out of latency and making them more susceptible to a killing mechanism.
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Early AIDS in San Francisco: Insights from a Ward 86 Founding Physician

Early AIDS in San Francisco: Insights from a Ward 86 Founding Physician

, by Emily Land

Dr. Paul Volberding played an integral role in establishing a dedicated HIV/AIDS treatment program at San Francisco General in 1983. The San Francisco Examiner recently published a piece sharing his perspective on how far we’ve come since the early days of the epidemic. Read More

Dr. Robert Grant: What Does Ipergay Tell Us About PrEP and ‘Seasons of Risk’?

Dr. Robert Grant: What Does Ipergay Tell Us About PrEP and ‘Seasons of Risk’?

, by Emily Land

Dr. Robert Grant tells us how results from the Ipergay study inform guidance on how to stop taking PrEP if it’s no longer needed. Read More

From TheBodyPRO.com—Vaginal Microbicides: Adherence Issues Strike Again

From TheBodyPRO.com—Vaginal Microbicides: Adherence Issues Strike Again

, by Emily Land

TheBodyPRO.com tells us why a major study on the effectiveness of an HIV prevention gel failed—and what this means for the future of vaginal microbicides. Read More

HIV and Cardiovascular Risk: Early Statin Use May Help

HIV and Cardiovascular Risk: Early Statin Use May Help

, by Emily Land

Cholesterol-lowering drugs may help people with HIV mitigate heightened risk of heart trouble. Read More