CHUM Research Centre
514 890-8000, ext. 31266
Department of microbiology, infectious diseases and immunology,, Université de Montréal
Co-Investigator, Canadian HIV Cure Enterprise (CanCURE)
Reservoirs of HIV, viral latency, eradication, memory T cells.
Antiretroviral therapy (ART) does not eradicate HIV. The presence of a small pool of cells in which HIV persists as a silent provirus, usually referred as the ?reservoir? of HIV infection, is considered as the major obstacle to HIV eradication. Our work is aimed at characterizing the tissues and cells in which HIV persists during ART in order to specifically target and eliminate persistent HIV, with the ultimate goal of curing HIV infection.
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