RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - One of the features of the HIV virus is that it is able to "escape" the immune system, by hiding dormant in the infected cells (the so-called viral latency), which is the greatest obstacle to its total elimination from infected organisms.
Two studies released on Wednesday, January 22nd, by the scientific journal Nature present findings that can change this scenario.
Scientists at the universities of North Carolina and Emory have found ways to reactivate the dormant virus, potentially exposing it to elimination by the immune system.
Currently, treatment for HIV carriers is based on so . . .