HIV/AIDS

CIRM HIV/AIDS disease team technology makes news

Richmond-based Sangamo BioSciences has been making a lot of news lately with their gene editing technology. Theirs is the technique being used in CIRM'S HIV Disease Team Award to John Zaia at The City of Hope (summarized in this San Francisco Business Journal story).

30th Anniversary of HIV/AIDS, CIRM teams making progress

Thirty years ago the first reports of a mysterious illness began appearing in the media. This illness would eventually become known as AIDS.

CIRM board member Jeff Sheehy recently spoke as part of a KQED Forum radio show about the 30th anniversary of HIV/AIDS. As a long-time AIDS activist, Sheehy has been part of the fight for a cure. In his introduction, Sheehy talked about limitations of the current drug regimen for HIV/AIDS:

Guest blogger Jeff Sheehy - CIRM Grantees Show Progress Towards a “Cure for HIV” in Boston

At the 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) in Boston, two members of CIRM's HIV/AIDS Disease Team led by John Zaia at City of Hope presented new research showing the team's progress toward the clinic.

CIRM Innovation: The Patient Advocate Role -- Guest blogger Jeff Sheehy

Duane Roth, my colleague on the CIRM governing board where he serves as one of the vice-chairs, has just published an article, with the title, "The Third Seat at the Table: An Insider's Perspective on Patient Representatives," in the Hasting's Center Report.

More on the Berlin patient, stem cells, and a cure for HIV

The response to the story about the Berlin patient who was reported cured of  HIV has been incredible, but in this case it's also a little troubling. What I see in comments on news stories or in tweets is that we have an uphill battle in terms of educating people about stem cells.

Stem cell therapy treats HIV, basis for two CIRM disease teams

There's a lot of buzz today over a paper in the journal Blood declaring a man who has come to be known as the "Berlin patient" cured of HIV.

HIV/AIDS video for World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day seems like a good time to revisit a video we made this year featuring CIRM board member Jeff Sheehy, who is a long-time advocate for HIV/AIDS research:

Artist inspired by HIV/AIDS therapies

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