May 16, 2009
Science daily website mention some type of machine,
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hemopurifiers have been around for a while and periodically someone comes up with the seemingly logical notion of using them to cure HIV. Unfortunately such a device would never work for this purpose. The concept of a hemopurifier is similar to a kidney dialysis machine, except the filter in this case tries to trap enveloped viruses. The problem with this strategy is that the vast majority of HIV does not reside in the blood, but rather in the lymphoid tissues. Consequently "purifying" the blood would do nothing to either treat or cure HIV infection.
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