How Does Hiv Replicate Itself In The Host

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Non CD4 replication

HIV uses CD4 cells to replicate and is blocked by HAART from doing this explaining a VL UD when it's successful. But, is there any replication going on in the non CD4 cells that sequester HIV? like lymphnodes, and other tissues? and if so are these...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
...monocytes and other cells with CD4 receptors that exist in lymph nodes and other organs, and are not just circulating in the blood. HIV can infect some of these other types of cells and replicate at various levels. HIV meds to penetrate into... Read more »

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