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Subset of CD4 Cells May Hold Key to Reaching HIV Cure

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Science  15 Mar 2013:
Vol. 339, Issue 6125, pp. 1262
DOI: 10.1126/science.339.6125.1262

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New findings about how a subset of CD4+ white blood cells invaded by HIV may control the course of the disease promise to have a profound impact on the field. These "central memory cells" might even help explain a case announced at the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections that grabbed international headlines: a child had been cured of an HIV infection.