Stubborn HIV Reservoirs Vulnerable to New Treatments

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Science  09 May 1997:
Vol. 276, Issue 5314, pp. 898
DOI: 10.1126/science.276.5314.898

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New treatments have allowed scientists to beat down HIV in the blood, raising hopes of attacking the virus's other bastions, which so far have remained beyond the reach of anti-HIV drugs. A report in this week's issue (p. 960) shows that a triple-drug combination therapy can dramatically reduce the amount of HIV in the lymph nodes. And two other reports offer insights into how HIV's other redoubts might finally be conquered.