AIDS: THE EXORCISTS

APPLYING A POTENT COMBINATION OF NEW TREATMENTS, MEDICAL RESEARCHERS ARE DETERMINED TO EXPEL THE TERRIBLE SPECTER OF AIDS AS AN INVINCIBLE DISEASE

Not even the devil could have designed a virus as fiendish as HIV. Clear it out of the bloodstream and it hides in the lymph nodes. Banish it from the lymph nodes and it lurks in the brain. And even if it could be eradicated from the brain, it could still be found cradled among the chromosomes of a few quiescent immune cells, ready to pounce again after the hunters have gone away.

And yet. And yet the prospect of salvation for people with AIDS seems closer than ever before. Since last November, almost 15 years after the first reported AIDS...

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