Even in undetectable patients, HIV is still replicating in the lymphoid tissues

Slate, January 27 2016

While progress toward a vaccine and even a functional cure for HIV has accelerated in recent years, a major obstacle has been the “viral reservoir”—locations and cell types in a body where the virus can persist at very low levels even when treatment has succeeded at making it undetectable in the blood by standard testing.

Published in the Jan. 27 issue of Nature, a new study reports that even in undetectable patients, HIV is still replicating in the lymphoid tissues.

 

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