Rev Esp Quimioter 2015:28(Suppl. 1):54-56
Is it possible to cure HIV infection?
CAROLINA GUTIÉRREZ, NADIA P. MADRID, SANTIAGO MORENO
Antiretroviral therapy has significantly improved the life expectancy in HIV-infected people, but it cannot cure the disease by itself. Several barriers have been identified for the cure of HIV infection, including a reservoir of latently infected cells, persistent viral replication in tissues, and anatomical sanctuaries. The main strategy proposed for the cure of HIV consists on the administration of drugs that, through the reactivation of latent HIV, would eliminate the cell reservoir. Ongoing clinical trials have shown the proof of concept, but the efficacy of these drugs in decreasing the reservoir size has not been proved so far.
Rev Esp Quimioter 2015:28(Suppl. 1):54-56 [pdf]