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what is cell-free?

Feb 16, 2003

Dear Dr Holodniy,

Could you please explain the difference between cell-free HIV and cell-associated HIV?

Yours sincerely


Response from Dr. Holodniy

Cell free means viral particles in the blood plasma or other body fluids. Cell associated means HIV viral particles, proteins, RNA or integrated DNA inside cells.

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