ASHM Report Back
Clinical posts from members and guests of the Australasian Society for HIV, Viral Hepatitis and Sexual Health Medicine (ASHM) from various international medical and scientific conferences on HIV, AIDS, viral hepatitis, and sexual health.
Viral reservoirs- considerations
Most cells infected with HIV are CD4's- what makes these cells persist long term.?
CD4cells have attributes of expanded cellular clones. The larger the cluster the older it is.
In HIV controllers, most are restricted to a particular tissue site.
Infected cells can traffick out into the blood and expand.
Can infected CD4cells capable of producing virus clonally expand in Vivo?
Where does virus replication occur in HIV controllers?Blood and lymphoid tissue are v. Different reservoirs.Rare sequences survived to traffick out of blood and into lymphoid tissue.
Are there any sequence similarities between lymph nodes at different sites?
The reservoir contains an archive of viral evolution