Using live pathogens to treat infectious diseases: a historical perspective on the relationship between GB virus C and HIV.

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Recent reports that co-infection with GB virus C (GBV-C) is associated with a reduced mortality in HIV-infected individuals, a slower progression to AIDS, and lower HIV viral loads, suggest a potential role of GBV-C as therapy for HIV infection. Although not known to cause any human disease, GBV-C was only recently discovered and prospective studies… (More)

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