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HIV resistance clue found
San Diego Union-Tribune

A small number of HIV-positive people mysteriously control the infection without getting drugs. They don’t progress to AIDS, they remain outwardly healthy.

A new study has located what may be a crucial part of how these “elite controllers” keep HIV in check. They have a stronger response to HIV-1 infection from dendritic cells, a class of immune system cells that sense DNA from the virus. This stimulates production of T cells that target HIV, according to the study.