Title

Basic science summary

UMMS Affiliation

University of Massachusetts Medical School, Program in Molecular Medicine

Publication Date

4-29-2008

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences

Abstract

The scientific advances made in the year leading up to the 15th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections were overshadowed, to some extent, by setbacks in the AIDS vaccine research arena and in particular, the failure of the Merck STEP trial. Arguably, these disappointments were offset by strong advances that were being made in basic science and pathogenesis. In particular, recent discoveries into cellular factors that influence virus-host cell interplay and new insights into the mechanisms of viral pathogenesis were highlighted at the meeting. These research discoveries paint an optimistic picture regarding the development of new strategies to combat HIV and AIDS.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Top HIV Med. 2008 Mar-Apr;16(1):1-5.

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Link to Article in PubMed

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Topics in HIV medicine : a publication of the International AIDS Society, USA

PubMed ID

18441376