In this week’s Medical Discovery News with UTMB’s David Niesel and Norbert Herzog: The current standard therapy for HIV is called HAART, Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy, which consists of three anti-HIV drugs given in combination. Though highly effective in controlling HIV replication and maintaining prolonged suppression of HIV levels in the blood, HAART isn’t capable of killing the virus in dormant infected CD4-positive T cells. The column also appears in the Galveston County Daily News.