Reduction of HIV concentration during acute infection: independence from a specific immune response.

@article{Phillips1996ReductionOH,
  title={Reduction of HIV concentration during acute infection: independence from a specific immune response.},
  author={Andrew N Phillips},
  journal={Science},
  year={1996},
  volume={271 5248},
  pages={497-9}
}
After infection with the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the concentration of the virus in the person's plasma increases. The subsequent decrease in concentration a few weeks later was though to result from an HIV-specific immune response. This purported causal relation is investigated with a model of the dynamics of early HIV infection that incorporates no increase in the rate of removal of free virions or virus-infected cells. A pattern of changes in virus concentration similar to that… CONTINUE READING