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Cytokine Therapy of HIV Infection

  • Michael C. Sneller
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 394)

Abstract

Development of new therapeutics for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection is one of the most active areas of medical research today. While the use of antiretrovirals such as zidovudine has improved survival, these drugs have not been able to halt the progressive destruction of the immune system that characterizes HIV infection. Thus, any design of a comprehensive therapeutic strategy for HIV disease must focus not only on blocking viral replication, but also on restoring immunocompetence. This review will focus on past and current strategies for using cytokine therapy to achieve these goals.

Keywords

Human Immunodeficiency Virus Natural Killer Human Immunodeficiency Virus Type Acquire Immunodeficiency Syndrome Cytokine Therapy 
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