This week’s highlights: why sex is a dirty word, new target for antiviral therapy, collection of papers on circumcision, call to journalists, NIAID paylines, and latest data in the search for the cure.
Why sex is a dirty word – discusses the reluctance of donors from developed countries to sponsor education about contraception and women’s rights in the developing world. It also briefly touches on HIV by suggesting that PEPFAR was approved because focusing on treatment “took the sex out of HIV.”
Changing the locks – another step in the life cycle of HIV is opening up as a potential target for antiviral drugs
Andrea Savarino Interview on HIV Cure –at the "5th International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies" in Saint Maarten last week, new data from animal models show suppression of the virus for 5 months after therapy was stopped