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Deconstructing HIV

While scientists have developed ways to treat HIV, they have yet to develop a cure for the devastating disease because they have not been able to kill every last infected cell. “HIV has our immune system’s ‘number,’" Johnson explains. "Our immune system cannot figure out that those are infected cells and that it needs to kill them.”

Researching Retrovirals

Marc Johnson
Assistant Professor, Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
UM Columbia

By Tanya Sneddon