Progress Towards HIV Functional Cure PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alain Lafeuillade   
Saturday, 10 December 2011 21:41

A Simian Model Paves the Way Towards HIV Functional Cure

SIV-HIV-cureResearchers meeting this week at the International Workshop on HIV Persistence, Reservoirs and Eradication Strategies in St Maarten heard about a study of macaque monkeys which showed that a multidrug strategy targeting the viral reservoir lowered levels of SIV (a simian virus similar to HIV) and allowed the animals to remain off antiretroviral drugs for 3 months -- a short-term functional cure but a real leap forward.

 



Follow this link to view the video interview of Dr Andrea Savarino, main investigator for this study.



Key words: HIV functional cure, hiv cure, hiv eradication, hiv persistence, hiv reservoirs
Last Updated on Saturday, 10 December 2011 23:28
 

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joseph 26.11.2012 (08:52:31)  
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i think that is good progress, those who thought nothing could be done about these dreadful desease will change their perspective .

 
   
       

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