Science Daily: 2008 Pew Scholar Finds New Approach to Track Latent HIV

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Leor Weinberger, 2008 Pew scholar

Leor Weinberger, a 2008 Pew scholar and associate investigator at the Gladstone Institute of Virology and Immunology, has devised an approach to address one of the most troublesome aspects of HIV infection: the tendency of the virus to “hide” in immune cells, where it can’t be eradicated by antiretroviral drugs.

In a paper published in Science, Weinberger showed that certain compounds could reactivate latent HIV, providing a possible tool for drug discovery.

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