The Cells That Stand in the Way of Curing HIV

The Cells That Stand in the Way of Curing HIV

Every day, 17 million HIV-infected people around the world swallow pills that keep the virus from developing into full-blown AIDS. MORE FROM THE LAB: Subscribe to our weekly newsletter That is, as long as they swallow those pills every day for the rest of their lives. They’ll always have the virus in them, lurking in their white blood cells. And if they ever stop taking medication, HIV will come out of hiding and bring down their immune system from the inside out, causing AIDS and potentially spreading to others before killing them. But now, new research into HIV’s hiding places...

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