Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 long-term non-progressors: the viral, genetic and immunological basis for disease non-progression.

@article{Poropatich2011HumanIV,
  title={Human immunodeficiency virus type 1 long-term non-progressors: the viral, genetic and immunological basis for disease non-progression.},
  author={Kate Poropatich and David J. Sullivan},
  journal={The Journal of general virology},
  year={2011},
  volume={92 Pt 2},
  pages={
          247-68
        }
}
A small subset of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1)-infected, therapy-naive individuals--referred to as long-term non-progressors (LTNPs)--maintain a favourable course of infection, often being asymptomatic for many years with high CD4(+) and CD8(+) T-cell counts (>500 cells  μl(-1)) and low plasma HIV-RNA levels (<10 ,000 copies ml(-1)). Research in the field has undergone considerable development in recent years and LTNPs offer a piece of the puzzle in understanding the ways that… 

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