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    The challenge of finding a cure for HIV infection

    El desafío de encontrar una cura para la infección por VIH

    Authors: Mayte Coiras

    Keywords: HIV reservoir. Antiretroviral treatment. Homeostatic proliferation. HIV cure

    Keywords: Reservorio del VIH. Tratamiento antirretroviral. Proliferación homeostática. Curación de la infección por VIH

    Abstract: Despite the efficiency of the antiretroviral treatment, the infection caused by HIV remains to be incurable. Different strategies are being developed to tackle the viral reservoir that constitute the actual unsurmountable obstacle for the cure. The better is the understanding about how the reservoir is formed and maintained, the better chance we have to destroy it.

    Abstract : A pesar de la eficacia del tratamiento antirretroviral, la infección por VIH sigue siendo incurable. Se están estudiando distintas estrategias para destruir el reservorio viral que constituye el verdadero obstáculo para conseguir la curación. Cuanto mejor sea nuestra comprensión de cómo se forma y se mantiene el reservorio, más posibilidades tendremos de destruirlo.


    Citation: Mayte Coiras. El desafío de encontrar una cura para la infección por VIH. https://:doi.org/10.24175/sbd.2020.000016
    Received: October 08, 2020  Accepted: October 11, 2020  Published: October 13, 2020
    Copyright: © 2020 Mayte Coiras. This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY-NC), which allows, distribution, reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited and non-commercial use.
    Funding: I certify that no funding has been received for the conduct of this study and/or preparation of this manuscript.
    Conflicts of Interest: I have no conflicts of interest to declare

    

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About The Author/s
Mayte Coiras
mcoiras@isciii.es
AIDS Immunopathology Unit, National Center of Microbiology, Instituto de Salud Carlos III


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DOI: 10.24175/sbd.2020.000016

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