A shocking vaccine

A new take on “shock and kill” for HIV

After more than 15 years of failed “shock and kill” strategies in HIV patients on antiretroviral therapy (ART), designed to flush out the last traces of virus, a new take on the method has finally shown promise in monkeys, allowing a subset of animals to stop taking the drugs.

While previous approaches attempted to eliminate all copies of the virus, the new method targets a “functional cure” by boosting the immune system and allowing it to

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