Category Archives: HIV/AIDS

Uncovering the role of the thymus in AIDS progression

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HIV-infected patients who maintain undetectable levels of the virus are known as elite controllers – they have high or “normal” CD4 cell counts and behave just like HIV-negative people, said Mathias Lichterfeld of Harvard Medical School at a press conference Friday during the 49th Annual Meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Fending off […]

GB Virus C: HIV’s viral enemy?

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Researchers continue to unfold the curious link between HIV and GB Virus C (GBV-C). “Every study that shows persistent [GBV-C] infection over time has shown a survival benefit to HIV co-infected patients. How does this work? Why does this virus improve survival among people with HIV? Can we use it therapeutically?” Jack T Stapleton, MD, […]