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Countering HIV's Disguise Inches Scientists Toward Cure

Researchers have a new lead on why HIV has been so hard to cure, and a potential new strategy for driving the virus from one of its last major hiding places in the body. Patients can live for decades with HIV infection as long as they take antiviral drugs that stop the virus from making copies of itself, known as replicating. But the virus is never gone. It lies dormant in a part of the immune system called resting memory T cells, making it basically invisible to the body’s...

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