Scanner targets HIV boltholes in boost for cure

Real-time imaging in lab monkeys points to the havens where HIV lurks after being beaten back by drugsReal-time imaging in lab monkeys has pointed to the havens where HIV lurks after being beaten back by drugs, scientists said on Monday. Antiretroviral drugs bring the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) down to levels that, using conventional methods, are undetectable. In a paper published in the journal Nature Methods, researchers reported a groundbreaking way to identify these "reservoirs" among rhesus monkeys which had been infected with the simian equivalent of HIV. A team led by Francois Villinger at Emory University in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia tagged the virus with an antibody that sticks to a viral surface protein.



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