July 24, 2017

Paris spotlight on latest in AIDS science

Written by AFP

This article originally appeared on AFP’s website.

Some 6,000 HIV experts gather in Paris from Sunday to report advances in AIDS science as fading hopes of finding a cure push research into new fields.

In their 36-year battle, researchers have always come up short against the virus’ guerrilla tactics — hiding out in human cells and playing dead only to reemerge and attack as soon as treatment is stopped.

Today’s research is about finding ways to keep the virus dormant with as few drugs and side-effects as possible.

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