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The woman has had an undetectable viral load and a normal CD4 count for more than 12 years after stopping antiretroviral therapy.
A small subset of people living with HIV are able to control viral replication without antiretroviral treatment.
Loreen Willenberg may be the first person to be cured of HIV without a bone marrow transplant, but there’s more to this elite controller.
In this special issue focused on women, we spotlight the stories of fierce women, including Loreen Willenberg, our cover subject.
Loreen Willenberg may be the first woman cured of HIV without a bone marrow transplant.
A new test determines how many of the copies of viral DNA integrated into cells are likely capable of replicating.
Scientists found this receptor on the CD4 cells of so-called elite controllers of the virus.
The small trial nevertheless provided researchers with clues to help in their quest for treatments that prompt viral remission.
An excerpt of an essay on suppressing the virus without drugs.
Elite controllers of HIV have dendritic immune cells that are better able to identify and prompt a defense against the virus.
Elite controllers, who are able to fully suppress their HIV infection without antiretrovirals, are hospitalized more often than people on HIV...
Elite controllers of HIV experience a reduction in markers of chronic cellular inflammation when taking antiretrovirals.
HIV-positive individuals who maintain undetectable viral loads and high CD4 cell counts in the absence of ARV therapy have atherosclerosis.
Researchers recently discovered five amino acid keys that explain why some people can control HIV without drugs—and offer hope for those...
Five amino acids—tiny fragments of a protein called HLA-B—are what separate an elite group of HIV-positive people who naturally do...
A variation in a human gene may explain why a small percentage of people living with HIV progress to AIDS only very slowly, or not at all. Acc...
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