Researchers have found that the AIDS virus may hide-out in bone marrow.
Washington (WiredPRNews.com) – A new finding may reportedly lead to better treatments for AIDS. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), researchers have found that the virus that causes the disease may hide-out in bone marrow, information that can potentially provide direction for the development of more effective treatments.
Dr. Kathleen Collins of the University of Michigan and her colleagues released a report on the research this week, stating the HIV virus can lie dormant in bone marrow cells before destroying new blood cells and causing subsequent infections. Collins is quoted by the AP as stating of the findings, “I don’t know how many people realize that although the drugs have reduced mortality we still have a long way to go. That is mainly because we can’t stop the drugs, people have to take it for a lifetime… If we’re ever going to be able to find a way to get rid of the cells, the first step is to understand” where a latent infection can continue.”
More information about the research may be available in the recent publication of the Nature Medicine journal.
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