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Scientists discover HIV lives in TWO blood cells, not one

Scientists discover HIV lives in TWO blood cells, not one
- However, new research by the University of North Carolina reveals the virus can also persist exclusively in macrophages, large white blood cells found in the liver, lung, bone marrow and brain.
The breakthrough discovery could explain why - despite monumental advances in suppressing the virus - no treatment has successfully cured anyone of the disease.
'These results are paradigm changing because they demonstrate that cells other than T cells can serve as a reservoir for HIV,' said Dr Jenna Honeycutt, lead-author and postdoctoral research associate in the UNC Division of Infectious Diseases.