AIDS virus hides and stays dormant in bone marrow, study says

03/7/2010 | Google

Researchers have found that the virus that causes AIDS can hide and stay passive in the bone marrow, dodging treatments and later becoming active to infect bone marrow cells that later become blood cells. The virus will then eliminate the new blood cells and infect other cells, the study said. To be able to get rid of infected cells, there is a need to understand where the dormant infection is coming from, a researcher said.

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