22 Dec, 2018 10:22 PM

Scientists succeed in destroying HIV-infected cells

Scientists succeed in destroying HIV-infected cells

French scientists at Paris’ Institut Pasteur have revealed they have successfully destroyed cells infected with HIV, via metabolic activity inhibitors to eliminate ‘resevoir’ cells. 

These antiretroviral drugs are evetough unable to completely remove the virus, brings down the HIV to undetectable levels, a small amount of the virus is latent within certain cells. The virus also multiply if people stop taking their medication. These virus remains in reservoirs, the CD4 lymphocyte immune cells, which are the main targets of HIV. Eliminating these hidden reservoirs of virus has become a key target among scientists who wish to find a cure for HIV.

Theoretically, this French technique could perhaps eradicate HIV from the body altogether.

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