August 26, 2020

HIV-positive ‘elite controllers’ offer clues for cure

Tokyo (AFP) – A handful of people with HIV are able to control the disease without treatment, and now research on these so-called elite controllers is offering clues in the search for a cure.For most people with HIV, controlling the virus requires a daily, life-long regime of anti-retroviral therapy (ART).This treatment must be followed continuously because of the nature of HIV and how it replicates.When it enters the body, HIV puts copies of its viral genetic material into the genome of a cell — effectively inserting itself into the code of the body.These viral reservoirs of HIV stay embedde…


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