May 30, 2017

Toward an hiv cure: Team develops test to detect hidden virus

The quest to develop a cure for HIV has long been plagued by a seemingly simple question: how do doctors determine if someone is cured? The virus has a knack for lying dormant in immune cells at levels undetectable. Now scientists have created a test sensitive enough to detect ‘hidden’ HIV, and yet is faster, less labor-intensive and less expensive than the current ‘gold standard’ test.