We Could Finally Be Close To Wiping Out HIV From The Body | IFLScience

HIV has a nasty habit of lying dormant in certain populations of cells, invisible to the immune system and to any drugs we try and attack it with. Purging these so called “reservoirs” and then destroying them is widely regarded as the prerequisite for a long-awaited cure, and new research suggests we might be getting close. Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases have created a novel antibody that not only wakes up sleeping HIV, but also sends the immune system after the cells containing these previously hidden pools of virus.

Source: We Could Finally Be Close To Wiping Out HIV From The Body | IFLScience

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