Researchers may have found HIVs hiding place in the body

After a long game of hide and go seek, researchers may have found out where the HIV virus likes to hide when it starts losing the battle. During an active HIV infection, HIV likes to reside in T-helper cells (also called CD4+ cells), macrophages and dendritic cells. These cells eventually die off resulting in the weakened…

New promising treatment for HIV found?

For years researchers and doctors have struggled to successfully treat or prevent HIV/AIDS. The virus can rapidly mutate and become resistant to many of the therapies we have thrown its way. Currently, the standard treatment involves the use of drugs called anti-retrovirals that act to stop the virus from creating copies of itself or stop…

Decrease your risk for multiple sclerosis by contracting HIV/AIDS…wait what?

Multiple sclerosis (MS) and HIV/AIDS are two of the most devastating disease researchers are currently battling. While we are starting to turn the tides against HIV, MS treatments still lag behind. MS is a disease characterized by permanent neurological damage leading to balance problems, dizziness, difficulty swallowing and speaking, difficulty walking and weakness, and other debilitating…