Skip to Main content Skip to Navigation
New interface
Book sections

Cellular Determinants of HIV Persistence on Antiretroviral Therapy

Abstract : The era of antiretroviral therapy has made HIV-1 infection a manageable chronic disease for those with access to treatment. Despite treatment, virus persists in tissue reservoirs seeded with long-lived infected cells that are resistant to cell death and immune recognition. Which cells contribute to this reservoir and which factors determine their persistence are central questions that need to be answered to achieve viral eradication. In this chapter, we describe how cell susceptibility to infection, resistance to cell death, and immune-mediated killing as well as natural cell life span and turnover potential are central components that allow persistence of different lymphoid and myeloid cell subsets that were recently identified as key players in harboring latent and actively replicating virus. The relative contribution of these subsets to persistence of viral reservoir is described, and the open questions are highlighted.
Complete list of metadata

Cited literature [123 references]  Display  Hide  Download
Contributor : Asier Saez-Cirion Connect in order to contact the contributor
Submitted on : Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 6:06:58 PM
Last modification on : Friday, April 29, 2022 - 3:12:02 PM


cellular determinants of HIV p...
Files produced by the author(s)


Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution - NonCommercial 4.0 International License




Anastassia Mikhailova, Jose Carlos Valle-Casuso, Asier Saez-Cirion. Cellular Determinants of HIV Persistence on Antiretroviral Therapy. HIV Vaccines and Cure: the Path Towards Finding an Effective Cure and Vaccine, 1075, Springer, pp.213-239, 2018, Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology, 978-981-13-0484-2. ⟨10.1007/978-981-13-0484-2_9⟩. ⟨pasteur-02549893⟩



Record views


Files downloads