HIV, human immunodeficiency virus, destroys CD4 cells, also known as helper T cells, in the immune system. Without these cells, bodies have a hard time fighting off various diseases. While there is currently no cure for HIV, people now live long and fulfilling lives when treated medically.
Long-term medical treatment isn’t ideal, however, making the fight far from over. A new study from the Emory NPRC determined specialized immune cells can reach HIV's hiding spots. These findings will help develop new cure strategies for HIV.