A human immunodeficiency virus controller with a large population of CD4+CD8+ double-positive T cells

Christine M. Durand, Robert W. Buckheit, Maria Salgado, Christopher W. Pohlmeyer, Victoria E. Walker-Sperling, Robert W. Hegarty, Richard F. Ambinder, Joel N. Blankson

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Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) controllers are patients who control viral replication without antiretroviral therapy. We present the case of an HIV controller who had CD4 and CD8 coexpressed on 40% of his T cells. Although a recent study found that double-positive T cells had superior antiviral capacity in HIV-1 controllers, in this case, the CD4+CD8+ T cells did not have strong antiviral activity.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2015


  • AIDS
  • Double-positive cells
  • Elite controllers
  • HIV
  • HIV controllers
  • Immune activation
  • Long-term nonprogressors
  • Viremic controllers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Clinical Neurology

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