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BREAK FROM HIV DRUGS BOOSTS BODY IMMUNE SYSTEM FIGHTS BACK AFTER TIME OFF FROM TREATMENT
 Steve Sternberg
  Experimental research with monkeys helps explain why three-week holidays from anti-HIV drugs appear to bolster the immune system and permit it to control the AIDS virus. "This study represents the first evidence that treatment interruptions make a difference, both in terms of the immune system and of viral control," says Franco Lori of the Research Institute for Genetic and Human Therapy in Washington, D.C. The monkey study supports Walker's finding that treatment interruptions help the immune system. "The monkeys show that very clearly," Lori says. "Every time there's a treatment interruption, the immune system becomes stronger and stronger. Eventually, it is able to control the virus without therapy."
  USA Today 27 Nov. 20002000