Finding Joy While Struggling With Infertility Over The Holidays

Last night, my parents hosted Chanukah dinner for my siblings and our significant others. My father declared it the best Chanukkah he’s ever had. It was truly joyous. We took down several shots of vodka (we are of Russian Jewish heritage) toasting to good health and a drama-free new year.  Our family hasn’t had a holiday season like this in […]

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Surprise finding about HIV reservoir could lead to better therapies

Antiretroviral therapy (ART) can suppress HIV to the point where the virus is nearly undetectable, and people on medication can live many years. But therapy cannot completely eradicate the virus; it persists in reservoirs inside immune cells, a phenomenon called “latency.” This latent reservoir forms even when a person begins therapy very early after infection, but the dynamics of the […]

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