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Shock and kill

Antiretroviral therapies block HIV replication but they do not eliminate inactive viruses within cells. A clinical trial shows that a drug can revive HIV in patients as a potential first step towards a cure. See Letter p.482

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Figure 1: Getting HIV out of its hiding place.


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The author has received grant support from Merck, a pharmaceutical company that produces the drug vorinostat.

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