Asked • 05/15/19

Why is an HIV infection considered "incurable"?

My biology teacher told me that if one caught HIV, they cannot be cured because it was near to impossible to be completely virus-free. She said this was because HIV keeps on changing its glycoprotein coat. Can someone please explain what she meant by "keeps on changing its glycoprotein coat" to me?

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Johnathan N. answered • 05/20/19

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Research Biologist and Geneticist

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