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HIV still growing, even when undetectable in the blood

Source: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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A team of international researchers 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 Steven Wolinsky, M.D., chief, division of medicine-infectious diseases, at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and a Northwestern Medicine...

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