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Sep 2, 2003

HI Dr. Young,

Is it true that the immune system has the capacity to lyse the HIV infected cells? Because if so there is a possiblity of a cure right?


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The basic problem is that many of the infected cells lie dormant ("latent") and are not detected by the immune system. Unfortunately, these cells can hang around for a very long time (upwards of decades). BY

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