Unformatted text preview: form), it is not possible to act at this stage of infection. The alternative is to decease the level of free circulating virus into the blood by acting at different level in the life cycle of the virus. The idea being to prolong the asymptomatic phase of the HIV infection. To prolong the low level of viremia. As we have already seen earlier, the less virus is presented to the immune system and the less the immune system is recquired to fight back. At the extreme case the prolongation of the asymptomatic phase could last for the entire life of an infected person. It would be like a chronic disease, something that we have to control but something that we can not cure....
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This note was uploaded on 11/05/2011 for the course BIOLOGY MCB2010 taught by Professor Jessicadigirolamo during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
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