Eighteen months ago, aidsmap.com reported on a study that suggested a mechanism behind some people’s ability to control their HIV without drugs. A new study, published in the scientific journal Cell, used sophisticated probes to uncover every bit of HIV genetic material hidden in the cells of six patients. It goes a long way towards finding out how this happens naturally – which is a first step in finding out how to ‘Block and Lock’ ongoing HIV infection permanently.
Dr Mathias Lichterfeld, a member of the research team, commented in Science magazine that their findings raise the possibility of “a peaceful coexistence between HIV and humans.”
Read more at: https://www.aidsmap.com/news/jan-2022/deep-dive-hivs-hidden-dna-finds-some-people-could-eventually-drop-their-drugs