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HIV infection of uncommon host cells

Credit: Angela Wahl & Lena Al-HarthiEdited by
J Victor Garcia-Martinez, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA

HIV has been shown to predominantly infect human T cells and macrophages.  But even infection of macrophages has been controversial.  Nevertheless, these two cell types remain the focus of most of the ongoing research on HIV pathogenesis and cure.  However, there are several other cell types for which evidence has been presented both in vitro and in vivo as being susceptible to infection and to possible play important roles in HIV persistence under ART. 

The scope of the collection is to provide a state of the art critical evaluation of HIV infection of atypical cells, their role in pathogenesis and the challenges that they might present when developing and evaluating approaches towards an HIV cure.

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