Published in AIDS Weekly, July 9th, 2001
In a case report in the June 27, 2001, issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine prove that one of the virus's hiding places is the kidney. Thus the kidneys serve as a reservoir in which the virus can lurk while an individual receives antiretroviral therapy ready to re-infect other parts of the body if therapy is interrupted.
This is the first evidence that even after antiretroviral therapies reduce the virus to undetectable in plasma, HIV is still present in the kidney. It has previously been shown that HIV can evade...
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