Published in AIDS Weekly, May 15th, 2006
According to a recent report from Italy, "The natural history of HIV infection has been greatly modified by the introduction of powerful antiretroviral agents that act on multiple steps of HIV replication. Thus, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has prolonged the life of HIV-infected individuals, significantly impacting on the progression to AIDS."
"It was assumed that ART-induced suppression of HIV would have resulted in a degree of immune recovery sufficient enough to allow immune control over HIV replication independently of the use of drugs.
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