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HIV Hides From treatment In Gut

A University of California research team has discovered that HIV is able to survive the antiviral effects of treatment by hiding out in the mucosal tissues of the intestine. Even when blood tests show that viral load is undetectable and T-cell counts are responding well to HIV treatment, there is likely on going viral replication and immune system damage occurring in the gut. While its not entirely clear what these findings mean for HIV-positive people, the researchers hint at the possible need for early HIV treatment, intestinal biopsies, and the use of anti-inflammatory medications to effectively manage HIV infection in the gut

Oh great, see how nasty this virus is?


  • A good friend of mine who is HIV-positive has on going, very severe, problems with his intestines, so this finding makes a lot of sense to me. Hopefully they will be able to find some answers as to how to resolve the intestinal problem.

    By Blogger Party Girl, At 9:57 AM  

  • The more they find out, the more I hate it.

    By Blogger sue, At 12:33 PM  

  • Just something else to have to deal with ...... But ... also something else to Blog About & To Make People aware....Hang Tough Mikey! Education of Others is your Life path Now, or at least until they find a Cure and a Preventative Vaccine.

    By Blogger A Voice For My Random Thoughts, At 5:18 PM  

  • It scares me how this virus finds ways to hide, and survive.. Whoever was responsible in creating this virus (yes I personally believe it was a designer virus) is rotting in hell.

    By Blogger Metal Chick, At 8:09 PM  

  • Man. How lame!

    By Blogger WAT, At 12:52 AM  

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