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Killing HIV

Jul 7, 2004

I thought viruses could never be killed. How come someone's viral load goes down with HAART? What happens to all that HIV? It can go from 1 million to undetectable. If it's not killed what happens to it?

Response from Dr. Pierone

Yes, contrary to popular opinion, viruses are not immortal. Certainly some viruses are tougher than others and can live inhospitable environments. HIV can be killed by antiretroviral medications and angry T cells.

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Viral loads down and cell count down equals what?

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