The Search for a Permanent Alternative to HIV Drugs

February 14, 2015 2:16 AM

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The Search for a Permanent Alternative to HIV Drugs

A handful of patients here infected with HIV are about to stop taking the medicine that has turned their condition from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

Conventional medical treatment says patients infected with human immunodeficiency virus must take a daily cocktail of pills for the rest of their lives. Antiretroviral therapy, or ART, keeps the virus from replicating inside the body.

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