Can HIV virus replication be kept at bay without treatment?

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ITM researchers have been working on a “functional” cure for HIV infection for a long period of time. They recently validated a range of assays with which they can identify patients in whom the viral reservoir is low enough to safely interrupt antiviral treatment and which consequently may lead to a natural control of HIV infection.  The researchers are pursuing this historic breakthrough in HIV treatment in a phase I/II clinical trial.

Analytical treatment interruption in HIV positive patients with low viral reservoir to evaluate the potential of a functional cure

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