A prospective trial of structured treatment interruptions in human immunodeficiency virus infection.
BACKGROUND: According to the "autovaccination hypothesis," reexposure to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) during treatment interruptions may stimulate the HIV-specific immune response and lead to low viremia after withdrawal of highly active antiretroviral treatment (HAART). Many patients who started HAART earlier in their disease course than is currently recommended would like to discontinue, but it is unknown whether it is safe to do so. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether repeated treatmen...Expand abstract
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