Stable percentages of CD4+ T-cells and lower levels of soluble CD25 in elite controllers, but not intermediate controllers of HIV-1 replication

C. Lehmann, S. Trapp, F. Schweitzer, P. Hartmann, R. Kaiser, G. Fätkenheuer & German NaViC-Studygroup
Background: The objective was to determine whether there is a non-detrimental level of plasma viremia (pVL) in Long-Term Nonprogressors (LTNP) and to explore immune correlates of protection such as, HIV-encoding defective nef-variants or a characteristic cytokine profile against disease progression.[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]