HIV virus hides in brain from immune system and drugs

A team of scientists have found that HIV can hide out in the brain, protected from the immune system and antiviral drugs.

The discovery is an important step in understanding the link between HIV infection and HIV dementia, and is important for the eradication of HIV in general.

About one in five of those infected by HIV ends up with dementia. At present, people living with HIV must rely on the continued use of antiviral drugs to control their infection.

The research is part of a larger project aiming to trial new drugs that could potentially eradicate or even cure HIV.

Read more at Monash University