Mar 10, 2004
dear dr boyle, i here that if we can get the t memory cells to forget to produce more hiv then we would have a cure for hiv. iread this in an article from a magazine from my hiv dr,s office called poz. are they working on this right now and how long do you think it will take? doesn,t this virus ever get tired of fighting these meds or get tired of reproduction? thank you , hope to here from you soon.peter e diaz
Response from Dr. Boyle
No, unfortunately, the virus never gets tired. A lot of research is underway to find ways to stop HIV reproduction, some in the area you mention. Unfortunately, if it does lead to some clinically useful interventions, it will be many, many years before they are available. Fortunately, other treatment strategies are further along (such as entry inhibitors) and should be available in the next few years.
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