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New HIV Reservoir Identified by UNC Team

May 10, 2017

HIV cure research to date has focused on clearing the virus from T cells, a type of white blood cell that is an essential part of the immune system. Yet investigators in the Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine have found the virus persists in HIV-infected macrophages. Macrophages … Read more

UNC to Test Injectable Long-Acting Implant to Prevent HIV

May 3, 2017

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have received a three-year, $1.8 million grant from the National Institutes of Health to develop a new implantable drug delivery system for long-lasting HIV-prevention. Scientists in the UNC School of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy are developing an … Read more

Dr. Kevin Robertson honored for his work to understand the neurological effects of HIV

September 11, 2016

Kevin Robertson, PhD, is a professor of neurology and the director of the AIDS Neurological Center. He has led global research initiatives, and trained clinicians and researchers all over the world to establish research centers in Uganda, South Africa, Malawi, Nigeria, India, Thailand, Peru, and Zimbabwe. This summer, Robertson was recognized for his role in training the next … Read more

Early HIV Treatment Can Prevent Transmission to Uninfected Partners

August 3, 2015

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) for HIV infection provides consistent protection against the sexual transmission of the HIV virus from infected men and women to their HIV-uninfected sexual partners. These findings were announced on Monday, July 20 by researcher Dr. Myron Cohen at the 8th International AIDS Society (IAS) Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment & Prevention in Vancouver, Canada. Cohen, … Read more

Dr. David Margolis featured on NPR’s The State of Things

August 3, 2015

CFAR Investigator Dr. David Margolis has been featured on NPR’s The State of Things talking about how studies led by UNC investigators continue to make progress in HIV prevention, treatment and eradication research. He also discusses in layman’s terms all of the HIV news to come out of the International AIDS Society (IAS) meeting in … Read more