True story about HIV: theory of viral sequestration and reserve infection

  • Simon Barasa
  • HIV/AIDS - Research and Palliative Care, December 2011, Taylor & Francis
  • DOI: 10.2147/hiv.s26578

How HIV beats the immune system by hiding in bone marrow niche

What is it about?

From published research, my analysis shows that HIV forms a reserve infection in the section of bone marrow that is protected from immunity from where it keeps attacking, waging a sort of guerrilla warfare until it wears down our defenses.

Why is it important?

By targeting and removing this infection in the bone marrow, a major load is removed and this paves way for the removal of other secondary reservoirs as well. In a later publication, I describe a methodology that has led to radical cure of two patients by applying this principle.

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