• Researchers Reverse HIV Latency, Important Scientific Step Toward Cure

    One year ago - By UNC Healthcare

    Overcoming HIV latency - induction of HIV in CD4+ T cells that lay dormant throughout the body - is a major step toward creating a cure for HIV. For the first time, scientists at UNC-Chapel Hill, Emory University, and Qura Therapeutics - a partnership between UNC and ViiV Healthcare - have shown that a new approach can expose latent HIV to attack in two different animal model systems with little or no toxicity.
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  • Scientists reverse HIV latency, take major scientific step toward curative therapies

    One year ago - By News Medical

    Approximately 38 million people are infected with HIV worldwide, about 1.1 million people in the United States. Currently, people with HIV take antiretroviral therapy , which can suppress HIV to undetectable levels in blood, but the virus persists throughout the body in latently infected resting CD4+ T cells.
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