I was confused by this statement. Because it leads you to believe that the virus is completely cleared eventually. But then he goes on to say later that even though they thought it was cleared, it came roaring back upon injection of an immune stimulant. So I guess the question is... if you can keep away from further immune insults that will increase replication again substantially (ie infection, mold, significant stress (cortisol), androgen spikes, etc..) will the virus eventually completely clear from the organ/tissue reservoirs - or, will it always come roaring back given the right stimulation? And, is it even possible to set up a situation where the virus won't be stimulated at all? Or a situation where the immune system is clearing it faster via restriction enzymes than it can replicate? Some triggers you can avoid - mold, gluten, allergies (for the most part), infections (sort of), but cortisol you can't live without, and androgens not really either. Maybe with ARVs, it will prevent replication upon being provoked by those factors so that eventually the body can clear the infection. The question is how long would that take. They thought the same would happen in HIV, since T-cells (the main reservoir for HIV - or so was thought at the time) turn over pretty quickly. But then they discovered places where HIV hides (resting T-cells, longer lived tissues) that would take decades to cycle though... making a cure using ARVs unlikely. Or maybe like was stated above, they can hypermutate the virus faster and clear it from the organs faster using some sort of drug.