Current Research Seeking HIV+ Individuals
Molecular Mechanisms of HIV Disease Pathogenesis I
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health
Goal: On therapy viral load decreases, but once stopped viral load becomes high again. Where is the virus waiting in the body, when is it “undetectable” in the blood? This study suggests it may be bone marrow.
Method: A sample of bone marrow is taken from the hip. Requires a 1 hour visit in the hospital for the procedure.
Recruiting: 10 people with viral load over 50,000 c/mL and no serious illness.