|HIV hides soon after infection, UNC research shows|
|Tuesday, May 29, 2012|
While current therapies are effective at controlling HIV, some virus remains hidden in certain CD4+ T cells, specialized immune system cells that the virus uses to replicate. This latent infection remains a significant challenge to curing HIV.
A team of researchers led by the University of North Carolina School of Medicine has demonstrated that latency develops soon after infection and slows when antiretroviral therapy is given.
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CAROLINA IN THE NEWSUNC Loses a B-School Dean, Gains a Provost
The Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, is losing its dean, Jim Dean, who has been appointed executive vice chancellor and provost for the university effective July 1. The appointment was announced to the campus community on May 23 in an email from Chancellor Holden Thorp and Chancellor-Elect Carol Folt, following a vote by the University’s Board of Trustees earlier in the day.