Friday, March 14, 2008

HIV 'hides from drugs for years'

Basically, researchers followed patients getting ARV treatment for seven years, and who responded well. They found after seven years of therapy, although they still had a really low viral load, there was still detectable amount of HIV within cells 'hiding' from the drugs.

Cell infected with HIV

The research suggests that although potent antiretroviral therapy can suppress HIV infection to almost undetectable levels, it cannot eradicate the virus.

Link to article


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