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Does antiretroviral therapy (ART) put HIV in remission?

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A combination of drugs (called antiretroviral therapy, ART) can keep HIV from making copies of itself. It protects your immune system and stops the progression to full-blown AIDS. But it can't get rid of all the HIV.

From: What Is HIV Remission? WebMD Medical Reference

AIDS.Gov: "Changing or Stopping Treatment," "Overview of HIV Treatments," "Side Effects."

AmfAR -- The Foundation for AIDS Research: "Post-Treatment Controllers: Pathway to a Functional Cure?"

Ananworanich, J. , January 2015. Current Opinion HIV/AIDS

AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention: "Living Below Detection: Another case of HIV Remission."

AVERT: "Working in Healthcare and HIV."

Steven Deeks, MD, HIV researcher; professor of medicine in residence at the University of California, San Francisco, and a faculty member in the Positive Health Program (AIDS Program) at San Francisco General Hospital.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: "HIV 101: Understanding HIV."

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center: "Timothy Ray Brown: the accidental AIDS Icon."

Institut Pasteur: "First case of prolonged remission (12 years) in an HIV-infected child."

National Institutes of Health AIDS Info: "The Basics of HIV Prevention," "Latent HIV Reservoir."

San Francisco AIDS Foundation: "Long-term HIV Remission Case Raises More Questions than Answers."

News release, . Nature

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: “HIV Cure,” “Sustained ART-Free HIV Remission.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 11, 2019

AIDS.Gov: "Changing or Stopping Treatment," "Overview of HIV Treatments," "Side Effects."

AmfAR -- The Foundation for AIDS Research: "Post-Treatment Controllers: Pathway to a Functional Cure?"

Ananworanich, J. , January 2015. Current Opinion HIV/AIDS

AVAC: Global Advocacy for HIV Prevention: "Living Below Detection: Another case of HIV Remission."

AVERT: "Working in Healthcare and HIV."

Steven Deeks, MD, HIV researcher; professor of medicine in residence at the University of California, San Francisco, and a faculty member in the Positive Health Program (AIDS Program) at San Francisco General Hospital.

Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation: "HIV 101: Understanding HIV."

Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Center: "Timothy Ray Brown: the accidental AIDS Icon."

Institut Pasteur: "First case of prolonged remission (12 years) in an HIV-infected child."

National Institutes of Health AIDS Info: "The Basics of HIV Prevention," "Latent HIV Reservoir."

San Francisco AIDS Foundation: "Long-term HIV Remission Case Raises More Questions than Answers."

News release, . Nature

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: “HIV Cure,” “Sustained ART-Free HIV Remission.”

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 11, 2019

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