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Comment Re:might as well guinea pig at that point (Score 1) 263

just as in cancer or other infectious diseases, the natural selection placed on the hiv population within the patient by therapy (haart) will make it likely for the emergence of drug-resistant strains. thus, even patients who do not have drug-resistant strains of hiv will benefit if this therapy is a success.

of course, one cannot be sure that the selection pressure exerted by the t-cells with the ccr5 (\delta 32?) deletion will not result in hiv strains capable of invading t-cells via a new mechanism.

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