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HIV/AIDS

31 August 2010

HIV may hide in the brain

The brain can be a convenient hiding place for HIV, say researchers who analysed samples from about 70 HIV-infected patients who'd been taking anti-HIV drugs.

The brain can be a convenient hiding place for HIV, the virus that causes Aids.
 

Anti-HIV drugs can prevent the virus from multiplying, but the virus also infects the brain and can cause damage if the infection isn't treated, according to lead researcher Dr Arvid Eden, a doctor and researcher at the Institute of Biomedicine at the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg.

The findings

 

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