Radiations to destroy HIV in reservoirs?
May 30, 2009
If radiations would target directly the cells where HIV latently hides is there a possibilty the virus could be destroyed like cancers? A study suggested that with the help of nanotecnology antibodies could be carried with radioactivity in order to destroy infected cells. This would also be helpful for tumors.
Response from Dr. Holodniy
Yes radiation could kill HIV infected cells. The strategy you cite might be possible if it could be designed to not kill other bystander uninfected cells or result in any long term complications associated with radiation.
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