Long-term Non-Progressor (LTNP)

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People living with HIV (PLHIV) who have had no symptoms for more than 10 years and a normal CD4 cell count without ever taking HIV antiretroviral treatment. LTNPs eventually need HIV ARV treatment. However, “Elite {HIV] Controllers” may never need HIV ARV treatment, but this is extremely rare, as the majority of PLHIV will need HIV antiretroviral treatment, and this treatment is best considered early, close to HIV diagnosis.