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Welcome to the Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research website.

Our building houses an inter-discplinary research consortium which investigates pathogen diversity through a combination of experimental and theoretical approaches.

The Peter Medawar Building hosts researchers from both the Medical Sciences Division and the Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences Division.

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Targeting HIV ‘reservoir’ could be first step to understanding how to cure the disease

Targeting HIV ‘reservoir’ could be first step to understanding how to cure the disease

Posted 01/12/2015

A new clinical trial will test whether it is possible to destroy hidden reservoirs of HIV virus that are a key obstacle to curing the disease.

The RIVER trial is one of the first clinical trials to test a new idea of how to cure HIV. As well as standard HIV treatment, it includes different medicines that wake-up a 'reservoir' of infected cells that have sleeping virus inside them and kills them using the body’s own immune system.

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