Animal Retroviral Infections Suggest Third Kind of Potential Treatment: HIV Harm Reduction
Besides antivirals and immune-based treatments, a third
approach is to reduce the harm caused indirectly by HIV,
which is probably more important than the direct killing of
infected cells. Some animals do not get sick when infected
with HIV-like viruses despite very high viral loads --
suggesting that they have successfully evolved to tolerate
the virus instead of eradicating or suppressing it.
Understanding how they do so might lead to a new kind of HIV
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