HIV and AIDS Research News & Events

Learn about upcoming meetings relevant to HIV malignancies and recent news about NCI HIV/AIDS and HIV malignancy research.


A NCI and NIAID supported clinical trial for Kaposi sarcoma (KS) suggests that paclitaxel  is a superior treatment when compared to bleomycin and vincristine with ART or oral etoposide with ART for patients with advanced KS in low resource settings. 
June 2018 

Investigators at the Center for Cancer Research, NCI describe how different simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) vaccines respond differently to outside stimuli.  The activation of hypoxia and the inflammasome in CD14+ monocytes result in a decrease risk of SIV acquisition.
Nature Medicine
May 2018

Investigators at NCI identify the receptor for one of the HLA proteins (HLA-E) as a potential new target for HIV treatment. Blockade of this pathway has been implicated in many cancers and autoimmune diseases.
January 2018

People living with HIV have an increased cancer burden, even in the absence of over immunosuprresion. In this review, NCI researchers Drs. Yarchoan and Uldrick describe the current epidemiology, pathogenesis and prevention strategies of HIV-associated cancers and related diseases.
New England Journal of Medicine
March 2018

NCI supported researchers have determined the structure of the Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV), also called human herpesvirus 8.  This may provide a target for the developement of antiviral agents.
January 2018

Journal of Clinical Oncology
October 2017

Structural map of Kaposi sarcoma-associated herpesvirus RNA provides clues to molecular interactions
News - Center for Cancer Research
April 2017

Possible new treatment for Kaposi sarcoma
News - Center for Cancer Research
December 2016

Ultraviolet Radiation and Kaposi Sarcoma Incidence in a Nationwide US Cohort of HIV-Infected Men
Journal of the National Cancer Institute
October 2016


22nd International AIDS Conference
Amsterdam, the Netherlands
July 23-27, 2018

Madison, WI
July 28-August 1, 2018
  • Updated: July 11, 2018