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Dual inhibition of HIV-1 replication by integrase-LEDGF allosteric inhibitors is predominant at the post-integration stage.



Biodim's research team has published a new article in Retrovirology (PMID : 42461564)


"Dual inhibition of HIV-1 replication by integrase-LEDGF allosteric inhibitors is predominant at the post-integration stage."


The full text is freely available.






Curing hiv/aids gets tougher: study shows far more ‘hidden’ and potentially active virus than once thought



Johns Hopkins Medicine - 25 October 2013


In a cover-story report on the research to be published in the journal Cell online Oct. 24, Johns Hopkins infectious disease experts say the amount of potentially active, dormant forms of HIV hiding in infected immune T cells may actually be 60-fold greater than previously thought.


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AIDS vaccine candidate appears to completely clear virus from the body in SIV cases

September 20th 2013


Dr Louis Picker and his team (Oregon Health & Science University) have published in Nature last week  a study on a SIV vaccine that appear to cure the

monkeys injected with SIV protein-expressing rhesus cytomegalovirus (RhCMV/SIV).


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(Medical News Today) 



FDA Approves ViiV HIV Integrase Inhibitor Dolutegravir

August 12th 2013


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today (August 12, 2013) approved the second HIV integrase inhibitor, dolutegravir, which will be marketed under the brand name Tivicay by ViiV Healthcare. Phase 3 studies showed that dolutegravir works as well as raltegravir (Isentress) or Atripla and is generally safe and well-tolerated.




A therapeutic denditric cell vaccine for HIV-1 infection controls virus replication temporarily


January 2nd 2013


Investigators from the AIDS and Infectious Diseases team of the Hospital Clínic/IDIBAPS at University of Barcelona, led by Dr. Josep Maria Gatell (HIVinnov partner N° 6), report today in Science Translational Medicine the safety, tolerability, immunogenicity and virologic response results obtained with a new therapeutic vaccine candidate.


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Kick Off meeting

November 7-8th 2012


The HIVinnov consortium held its Kick-Off meeting On November 7-8th 2012 in Biodim's R&D facility (Romainville, France).


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Dolutegravir works as well as raltegravir for first-time HIV treatment

January 13th 2013


The next-generation HIV integrase inhibitor dolutegravir worked as well as raltegravir (Isentress), an approved drug in this class, for treatment-naive people in the Phase 3 SPRING-2 trial, according to a report published in the January 8, 2013, advance edition of The Lancet.

Source : The Lancet, hiv&hepatitis,

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Patient satisfaction leads to better HIV care

February 4th 2013


In a study of patients at two HIV clinics in the Houston area, researchers at Baylor College of Medicine and the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center found that those who were satisfied with the care they received had higher adherence to care and higher retention rates. The full report appears today in PLOS ONE.


Source : Baylor College of Medicine based on original article on PLOS ONE


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