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New Weapon In The War Against HIV-AIDS: Combined Antiviral And Targeted Chemotherapy July 4, 2009

Posted by Geekgirl in Health.
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Part of the reason it has taken so long to find a cure for HIV is that the virus can hide inside cells where current medications can’t get to them. Researchers in Canada have found the cells where the virus hides and how the virus hides. Talk about cracking open a case.

To date, anti-AIDS treatments have been stymied by “HIV reservoirs” – immune system cells where the virus hides and where existing HAART treatments cannot reach. The researchers successfully identified the cells where HIV hides and the “stealth” mechanisms that allow the virus to escape existing treatments. This breakthrough opens the way towards innovative therapies that are completely different from current approaches.

For the link to the news release on Science Daily……..

New Weapon In The War Against HIV-AIDS: Combined Antiviral And Targeted Chemotherapy

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