Duo Brings Hope of Immune Restoration

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Science  19 Jun 1998:
Vol. 280, Issue 5371, pp. 1861
DOI: 10.1126/science.280.5371.1861

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PARIS-- Over the past year, one of France's most successful AIDS research collaborations has published a series of encouraging reports showing that the battered immune systems of HIV-infected patients may recover, at least partially, if powerful combinations of drugs are used to reduce their viral burdens. Although AIDS researchers are still debating how much recovery actually takes place, most agree that the French team's findings have helped open the door to this important possibility.