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HIV Treatments in Development

What's New and Notable in HIV Cure Research?

Part One of a Two-Part Conversation With Research Advocate Richard Jefferys

    Richard Jefferys
    Nelson Vergel Richard Jefferys
    Perhaps the very early institution of therapy, rather than a preventive regimen, prevented the formation of a reservoir of latently infected cells and that meant that there was no rebound in virus when treatment was stopped.
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    It was not Timothy Brown, but a different patient in Berlin in the late '90s, who was treated for acute infection and maintained viral load less than 50 copies off treatment for many years.
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    There is some evidence that there can be ongoing replication in different tissues where drugs are not penetrating so well.
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    The gold standard is trying to do what they call viral outgrowth, or measuring how much virus can actually replicate in a sample.
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    Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.

    Nelson Vergel, B.S.Ch.E., M.B.A.