Immune Activation and HIV Pathogenesis: Implications for Therapy

Immune Activation and HIV Pathogenesis: Implications for Therapy Nearly 35 million people all over the world are infected with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), the causative agent of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Around 2 million people get infected with the virus each year and the pandemic continues to devastate despite three decades of our understanding of the pathogenesis.

HIV Pathogenesis
HIV Pathogenesis

The mechanisms by which HIV causes AIDS are multifaceted and still not completely understood and this is the main reason why HIV has not been eradicated from the world. While therapeutic interventions are ongoing, there is a pressing need for in-depth understanding of correlates of protection and the development of an effective HIV vaccine.

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