Study finds HIV can lurk in brain, spinal fluid

08/31/2010 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Ten percent of 70 HIV-positive patients taking HIV treatments were found by Swedish researchers to have HIV not in the blood, but in their spinal fluid, while a separate study found an even higher percentage of HIV patients exhibiting inflammation in the spinal fluid. The results suggest that "we need to take into account the effects in the brain when developing new drugs and treatment strategies for HIV infection," the lead researcher said.

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