Boston—A process to "silence" genes might
be harnessed to treat HIV infection, say scientists who are currently exploring
the technique in laboratory and animal studies. While the research is in its
infancy, a new study has already demonstrated that the technique protected
animals in an experimental model of hepatitis.
These findings, as well as research exploring other therapeutic strategies,
were reported here at the 10th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic
Stephenson J. Giving HIV the Silent Treatment and Other Strategies Examined at Conference. JAMA. 2003;289(12):1494-1495. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1494