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“Elite Controllers” Provide Clues to Keeping HIV Infection in Check

Tracy Hampton, PhD
JAMA. 2012;308(4):328-329. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.8463.
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The dramatic effectiveness of antiretroviral therapy means that a diagnosis of HIV is no longer the death sentence it often was in the 1980s. Still, most infected individuals must take numerous medications that have many potential adverse effects for the rest of their lives and remain vigilant in monitoring their condition.

Bruce Walker, MD, is exploring how individuals infected with HIV who are known as “elite controllers” keep the virus in check without the help of antiviral medications.

(Photo credit: Paul Weinberg)

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Bruce Walker, MD, is exploring how individuals infected with HIV who are known as “elite controllers” keep the virus in check without the help of antiviral medications.

(Photo credit: Paul Weinberg)

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