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Medical News and Perspectives
March 26, 2003

Giving HIV the Silent Treatment and Other Strategies Examined at Conference

JAMA. 2003;289(12):1494-1495. doi:10.1001/jama.289.12.1494

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 Infections.

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