HIV is Still Growing, Even When Undetectable in the Blood

HIV is Still Growing, Even When Undetectable in the Blood

A team of international scientists led by Northwestern University found that HIV is still replicating in lymphoid tissue, even when it is undetectable in the blood of patients on antiretroviral drugs.

The findings provide a critical new perspective on how HIV persists in the body despite potent antiretroviral therapy.

“We now have a path to a cure,” said corresponding author Dr. Steven Wolinsky, chief of infectious diseases at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine physician. “The challenge is to deliver drugs at clinically effective concentrations to where the virus continues to replicate within the patient.”… Read More>>

Source: MedicalXpress

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