Targeting HIV ‘reservoir’ could be first step to understanding how to cure the disease
- 1 December 2015
- Clinical Trials
A new clinical trial will test whether it is possible to destroy hidden reservoirs of HIV virus that are a key obstacle to curing the disease.
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The RIVER trial is one of the first clinical trials to test a new idea of how to cure HIV. As well as standard HIV treatment, it includes different medicines that wake-up a 'reservoir' of infected cells that have sleeping virus inside them and kills them using the body’s own immune system.