Development of novel assays to characterize the size and dynamics of the HIV-1 viral reservoir. Ghent University
Worldwide, approximately 37 million people are infected with HIV. Currently, HIV-patients are
subjected to lifelong intake of medication, because shortly after infection, a viral reservoir of
latently infected cells is formed. These latent proviruses stably reside inside the genome of the
host cell, where they are not susceptible to antiretroviral drugs. Lifelong intake of cART brings
along a multitude of problems, ...