HIV Vaccine and Immunotherapy Approaches

Author(s): Andreas Gruber

Journal Name: Current Medicinal Chemistry - Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents
Continued as Immunology, Endocrine & Metabolic Agents in Medicinal Chemistry

Volume 4 , Issue 1 , 2004


The present review reflects on current strategies for the development of a vaccine or immunotherapy against HIV, the AIDS virus. The phenomena of HIV-infected long-term nonprogressors, the natural host of SIV and HAART-treated, HIV-positive subjects with discordant virus load / CD4 T cell count are discussed. The latter phenomena seem not to hyperactivate the immune system and strategies to specifically suppress HIV-induced immune hyperactivation may help restore a functioning immune system and to further delay or eliminate the onset of AIDS.

Keywords: HIV-induced immune, HAART-treated, immunotherapy

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Year: 2004
Page: [21 - 25]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/1568013043483185

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