Scientists’ Breakthrough Could Help Keep HIV Suppressed Without Brutal Side Effects
"This finding could become a blueprint for an alternative therapy for HIV, which could make it so someone would not need to continuously take antiretroviral drugs," Aftab Ansari, the senior author of the study, says.
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By Adding An Antibody To HIV Treatment, Researchers Send Virus Into 'Sustained Remission' In Monkeys
Scientists may have found a way for patients with HIV to keep the virus in check without having to take powerful drugs every day for the rest of their lives. A clinical trial in monkeys found that by augmenting the standard HIV treatment with an antibody developed in the lab, the animals were able to enter a state of sustained remission, according to a report in Friday’s edition of the journal Science. (Healy, 10/13)