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Sas d'accès au laboratoire P3 de l'institut de génétique humaine (IGH)

Access airlock to the P3 laboratory at the Institute of Human Genetics (IGH), where a marker has been identified that makes it possible to differentiate between dormant or reservoir cells, infected with HIV, and healthy cells. This discovery will make it possible to isolate and analyse these reservoir cells which, by silently hosting the virus, are responsible for its persistence even in patients receiving antiretroviral treatment, whose viral load is undetectable. It offers new therapeutic strategies for targeting infected cells.

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